Marshall Borden-Full Bio Of Lee Meriwether’s Husband and Their Marriage

By Ashi Thapa | Updated on June 1, 2022
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    Marshall Borden is an actor who is popular for the movies and TV series like Quantum Leap, A Christmas Carol, and Say It in Russian. Besides, his popularity in the media grew more after his marriage to an American actress, former model, and the Miss America 1955 Lee Ann Meriwether.

    Mr. Borden is currently in his 80s and enjoying his life with his celebrity wife. Though it sounds quite impossible for a person in the entertainment industry to not be a part of any controversies, Marshall has managed to do so. He keeps his life simple, away from the spotlight.

    Regardless, we have tried our best to dig in to find every information about Miss America’s husband Marshall Borden in this article. Stay till the end to know all the details!

    Marshall Borden’s Full Name and Birth Details

    His full name is Marshall E. Borden and was born on 10 August 1935. Born in Howell, Michigan, USA, Borden is 87 years old as of 2022. He grew up in his hometown of Howell with his family members.

    His Ethnicity and Education

    Despite not knowing who his parents were, we know Marshall is of mixed ethnicity i.e. German and English, and holds American citizenship.

    Now, coming to his education, Marshall completed his studies at Eastern Michigan University. He is also a graduate of Wayne State University.

    How is Marshall Borden’s Professional Life? Movies and TV Credits

    The 87-years-old, Marshall is an incredible actor who has made his appearances in numerous movies. Even though the old actor is more popular for his work in Quantum Leap, One Life to Live, A Walton Wedding, and Say It in Russian, Borden has worked in other multiple TV series.

    Talking about his more notable roles, Marshall played a David Drucker in “A Walton Wedding” in 1995. He later appeared in “A Christmas Carol” in 1982. Furthermore, the actor also played Luke Jackson on “One Life to Live” and Dr. Carrasco in an episode of “Quantum Leap.”

    Prior to that, Bordon starred in A Little Night Music from 26 Feb 1974 to 15 Feb 1975. Afterward, he appeared in We Interrupt This Program as a Jason Taylor. Moreover, he was even in a few episodes of Radio Mystery Thriller.

    Later in 2007, Marshall also starred in Say It in Russian which brought him further fame. Not only this, but he too worked alongside his wife Lee in “Upon Their Shoulders” at Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center.

    Was Marshall Borden Part of Ryan’s Hope?

    Many people wonder if Marshall was part of the famous TV series Ryan’s Hope. The answer is YES. The actor played the role of a Detective in the series in 1980.

    Marshall Ryan's Hope
    Marshall Borden’s appeared series Ryan’s Hope

    For those who don’t know, Ryan’s Hope is a drama about the trials and tribulations of The Ryans, an Irish- American family in New York City.

    Before his work on TV series, the celebrity spouse has also worked in dramas at the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage. He was a part of the plays like Man of La Mancha, Mother Courage by Bertolt Brecht, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, and many more in 1971.

    Marshall Borden Married Lee Meriwether; How Did They Meet?

    Like most celebrity couples meet, this pair also met on a set during their work. The duo then started working as co-actors in the production of “Angel Street” in San Antonio. However, it was not love at first sight for the lovebirds.

    Marshall Borden and his wife Lee
    Marshall Borden and his wife actress Lee Meriwether at the time of their marriage.

    In due course, Marshall and his future girlfriend Lee again bumped into each other over the next few years starring alongside each other in “Lion in Winter” and “Alone Together.” After working together for quite a long time, the couple then decided to make the professional relationship personal.

    At the time, the lovers were performing in one of Marshall’s plays “The Artful Lodgers.” Lee played a drunken floozie and Borden a 150 years old flighty ghost sporting a large mustache, smoking a cigar, and wearing an Erte gown. The actress during her biography recalled, “There he was, looking better in a dress than I do and I still wanted to marry him!”

    Both Marshall Borden And His Wife Lee Are in Their 80s

    Many of you may not have noticed this but Marshall and Lee are born in the same year, 1935. The couple has only a difference of 3 months, the husband being born in August and the wife in May.

    Marshall Borden and his spouse Lee Meriwether
    Marshall Borden alongside his wife Lee Meriwether watches the sunset on the beach

    This might be one of the reasons, the pair go along so well being the same age and having the same interest. Both of them are 86 years old, married to each other for 36 years enjoying their life together.

    Lee Meriwether Is Not Marshall’s First Wife

    Well, despite the couple having been married for more than three decades now, it wasn’t the first wedding for both the husband and wife. In fact, they both were in a relationship with somebody else before.

    Marshall Borden was previously married to his ex-wife Carole Lee Fox. The former flames wed on 2nd  July 1960. However, the couple divorced after almost a decade of their marriage. Since the actor doesn’t like to talk about his past relationship, neither has he revealed anything about his ex-spouse nor has talked about his children with her.

    Similarly, his love Lee Meriwether was also initially in a relationship with an American theatre, film, and television actor Frank Aletter. The former couple walked down the aisle on 20 April 1958. After 16 years of wedding, Lee decided to part ways with her ex-husband in 1974. The former model also had two daughters from her past relationship namely actresses Kyle Aletter-Oldham and Lesley A. Aletter.

    Net Worth

    As we have mentioned quite a few times, Marshall likes to keep it lowkey. That’s why he hasn’t even disclosed his net worth. Having said that, looking at his professional life and career, he must be a millionaire.

    Meanwhile, his wife Lee Meriwether has a total fortune of $1 million as of 2022.

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