Fans of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU is inconsolable after learning that Richard Belzer passed away on February 19, 2023. The former stand-up comic who made the transition to acting had several memorable roles, and he will be missed.
Harlee McBride, Richard Belzer’s wife, lives on after him. Find out more about McBride’s two prior marriages, as well as whether or if he had children.
Who is Richard Belzer Wife?
Until his passing in 2023, Richard Belzer lived with his third wife, Harlee McBride. McBride was divorced and had two children when they first met, according to Opoyi, but that didn’t stop Belzer.
After being introduced by a friend, they met in Los Angeles. McBride was born in Los Angeles on November 20, 1948. She performed in advertisements and worked as an actor and producer.
She posed for Playboy four years before meeting Belzer for a story on s*x in movies. Most moviegoers are familiar with McBride from her roles in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Young Lady Chatterley (1977), and Young Lady Chatterley II, according to IMDb (1985).
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Richard Belzer Marriage History
Compared to many of his peers, the actor achieved prominence rather late in his career. But he was able to fall in love more than once. Gail Susan Ross was the first wife of Richard Belzer.
Opoyi claims that the union took place in 1966 when Belzer was 22 years old. In 1972, Ross and Belzer divorced. In 1976, four years later, Belzer wed Dalia Danoch, a manager of a boutique.
Also short-lived, their union ended in divorce after only two years. In 1985, Belzer got hitched for the last time. In 1981, when Harlee McBride was only 31 years old, he first met her. The pair wed in a private ceremony after four years of dating.
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Did Richard Belzer Have Any Kids?
Despite being the stepfather to McBride’s two children, Jessica Erin Benton and Shannon Bree Benton, Richard Belzer didn’t have any children of his own.
He had a troubled relationship with his own family, so it’s uncertain if he desired to have kids. The Hollywood Reporter reports his mother died of breast cancer, while his father and brother died by suicide.
Belzer stopped his father’s initial attempt at suicide, but a year later his father tried again and succeeded. As of right now, it doesn’t appear that Harlee McBride or her two kids have commented on Belzer’s passing in the media.