Marge Cooney rose to fame as the ex-wife of Phil Donahue, an American television personality, writer and film producer. She died in Brandywine at Wall on February 2, 2018. Her children and relatives attended the funeral.
Marge Cooney was born in West Orange, New Jersey and spent 30 years in Chatham, New Jersey and Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, she was a summer resident of Sea Girt for 57 years and held American citizenship. She also follows the Christian religion. Also, there is no other information about her date of birth, parents, siblings and childhood life. Also, we can assume that she was well brought up by her parents during her childhood.
She has not publicly disclosed her educational qualifications about her academic career. Also, we can assume that she graduated from a prestigious university in America.
Sadly, Marge Cooney passed away on February 2nd, 2018 at Brandywine at Wall. Her children and extended family attended the funeral.
Speaking of professional history, there is not much information about it. In addition, she was also a member of Sea Girt’s St. Mark’s Church. She was also a longtime member of the Spring Lake Golf Club. She was also a member of St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton, FL and a volunteer community worker.
ex husband Phil Donahue
Phil Donahue began his career as a production assistant at KYW Radio and WKYC-TV. He later became program director at WABJ Radio in Michigan. He also worked as a presenter at WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. He has also hosted a talk show called Conversation Piece. From 1963 to 1967 he hosted the show on WHIO radio. In addition, he has interviewed notable personalities such as Jimmy Hoffa, Billie Sol Estes, John F. Kennedy and Johny Carson. He has also interviewed boxers, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. When he left WHIO-TV on November 6, 1967. He also worked as a presenter on a new television show called The Phil Donahue Show on WLWD. The program was shown on several television channels and radio stations from January 1970.
Due to nationwide syndication, his show moved to Chicago in 1974 and later to New York City in 1984. He also appeared as a contributor on NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ from 1979 to 1988. From 1991 to 1994 he worked with Soviet reporter Vladimir Pozner as co-host of the US-Soviet Space Bridge program. In July 2002, he joined television and made a comeback as a host on the show Donahue.
He also co-directed the documentary Body of War with filmmaker Ellen Spiro. The documentary received an Oscar nomination in November 2007.
Awards and net worth
As the ex-wife of a popular reporter, she made a decent living. In addition, there is no information about her net worth, income and salary. On the other hand, her ex-husband Phil Donahue’s net worth is estimated to be around $150 million.
Marge Cooney has not won any awards or received recognition in her career. On the other hand, her ex-husband received some of them. In addition, he has won 20 Emmy Awards and 10 awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host during his broadcasting career. In addition, her husband received an award called the “Peabody Award” in 1980. On November 20, 1983, he was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.
She was a divorced woman and single. Also, Marge got married Phil Donahue in 1958. They also have five children whose names are Michael, Kevin, Daniel, Marry Rose and James Donahue. The marriage didn’t last long, however, and the couple divorced in late 1975.
Marge Cooney is not a part of rumors or controversy. In addition, she believed in hard work and focused on her personal and professional career until her death.
body measurement and social media
Marge Cooney had hazel eyes and gray hair. Apart from that, there is no other information regarding Cooney’s height, weight and other body measurements.
The old lady is no longer with us and not active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.