Dianne Foster and Joel Murcott

Dianne Foster and Joel Murcott

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15 October 54 marries Joel A. Murcott, a Hollywood radio-television scriptwriter, during location filming for The Kentuckian, in Owensboro, Kentucky. The ceremony is performed at the home of Mayor and Mrs. Casper Gardner. He’s 39; she’s 25. Both have been married previously.
16 July 55 is on the cover of Picturegoer
14 February 56 her twins are born, a son, Jason, and a daughter, Jodi
24 April 57 files suit of divorce from Murcott in Los Angeles. She claims he struck her in the face and kicked her in the stomach. She asks for custody of their twins and for only $1 token alimony monthly. He`s 42; she`s 28.
? the Murcotts reconcile
11 May 58 the Murcotts separate again
19 July 58 remarries Murcott in Las Vegas, Nevada
March 59 the Murcotts separate in Rome, Italy
? the Murcotts return to Hollywood after nine months in Europe
10 August 59 wins a default divorce from Murcott and is awarded $250 a month child support. After reconciling twice, it`s the third time she`s filed for divorce. Her address is 4462 Murietta Avenue, Sherman Oaks. She gives her age as 24; he, as 44. Murcott will die at age 62 in 1978 in Los Angeles.
Commenced Dating
January 1954
15 October 1954
May 1959
10 August 1959
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Given Name(s)
Date of Birth

Jason  Male

Jodi  Female

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Joel Murcott was married to Dianne Foster. They started dating in January, 1954. They were married on 15th October, 1954. After 4 years of marriage they separated in May, 1959, and divorced on 10th August, 1959. They had 2 children: Jason, their eldest son, is 59 years old; and Jodi, their youngest daughter, is 59 years old.

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