Where Is Charles Bronson’ Son, Tony Bronson? His Career, Married Life

By Samikshya Bhattarai | Updated on October 31, 2022
Facts reviewed by Editor at Celebrity Digest
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    Tony Bronson is the star kid of the late Hollywood star Charles Bronson. Tony’s father was an American actor who made appearances in movies like Violent City, Cold Sweat, Chato’s Land, and many more. On the other hand, Tony’s mother Harriet Tendler was the first wife of Charles. She also worked as a radio host and an author. Tony’s parents were married for over two decades.

    While Tony is known through his celebrity parents, people often get eager to know about his life away from his folks’ popularity including his personal life. So let’s find out a little more about Charles Bronson’s only son’s age, marital life, siblings, and other facts.

    Furthermore, we will also explore a little more about Tony’s parents’ first meeting, their marriage, and the reason for their separation.

    How Old Is Tony Bronson Now? Details on His Early Life

    Tony was born in 1961, February in Philadelphia, United States of America. As of 2022, he is 62 years old. He holds American citizenship and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic background.

    Although being a star kid, Tony loves to keep his life private. He apparently also did not let his parents even talk about him in interviews too. So, much of the information related to his childhood is out of the radar.


    Tony did go to primary school but later dropped out without graduating. He started mailing out Baysider literature while living in communal housing.

    Details On Tony Bronson’s Parents

    As we know that Tony was born to parents Charles and Harriet Tendler. So, talking about his dad, he is a legendary Hollywood actor. The American actor who is famous for his action movies such as Violent City, Cold Sweat, and Chato’s Land, was born on November 3, 1921, in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, US.

    Tony’s actor father started his career in 1951 and he gave half of his life in the entertainment industry. Besides, talking about his mother Harriet, she works as a radio talk show host on stations in Los Angeles. She started her career right after her divorce from Tony’s father Charles.

    His mom Harriet has also worked as an author after the radio host and has published three books. Among all of them, her most famous one is Charlie and Me. In this book, she has described herself and her ex-partner’s career, their marriage, and their separation.

    Tony Bronson’s Parents’ First Meet, Marriage, And Divorce

    The former couple met in 1947 when Tony’s mom was a student at Bessie V. School of Stage, Screen, and Radio in Philadelphia. At the same time, Charles was Tendler’s senior. The couple instantly felt a connection and both dated for a couple of years.

    Harriet Tendler and her ex-spouse, Charles Bronson
    Tony Bronson’s parents Harriet Tendler and Charles Bronson

    Now talking about their marriage, the ex-duo exchanged their vows in 1949 and they were married for over two decades. Tony’s father called his mother a luck charm because Charles got his first role after two years of their marriage.

    Divorce Of His Father and Mother

    Tony’s mother was very supportive of his father as Charles was just in his struggling days. She raised all of their children alone. But, Tony’s father was seeing his co-actress Jill Ireland behind Harriet’s back.

    Even though Bronson had an affair with his co-actress, the reason behind Tony’s separation was not that. According to Tony’s mom, the exact reason behind their separation was the way, Charles handled the fame that he was getting.

    Did Tony Bronson’s Mother and Father Remarry After Their Divorce?

    After the divorce from her former partner, Harriet focused on her career; until now, there is no information about her dating, engagement, or marriage.

    On the other hand, after the divorce, Tony’s father Charles married his co-partner Jill Ireland. They both walked down the aisle on October 5, 1968. They also had a daughter, Zuleika Bronson. Sadly, due to breast cancer, Jill died on May 18, 1990, at 54.

    Tony Bronson's father and actor Charles Bronson, his ex-wife, Jill, and hi daughter, Zuleika.
    Tony’s father, Charles, his stepmom, Jill, and half-sister, Zuleika. From Facebook

    After Jill, Charles again married Kim Weeks. They both exchanged their vows in December 1998. At the time of their nuptials, Charlie was in his late 70s. They were together till the death of Charles (five years).

    When Did Tony’s Father Leave The World? Reason Behind His Death

    Tony’s father left the world on August 30, 2003. The actor died at the age of 81 as he took his last breath in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. At the time of his death, Charles was with his third wife Kim. Later his dead body was buried at Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor, Vermont.

    Tony Bronson's dad, Charles Bronson
    Tony Bronson’s late actor-father, Charles

    Over the past few years, Tony’s father’s health grew progressively worse. And in 1998, he had also done hip-replacement surgery and was also suffering from pneumonia as well as Alzheimer’s disease. But, among all these his exact causes of death were respiratory failure and metastatic lung cancer.

    Did Tony Bronson Receive Inheritance From His Millionaire Father Charles Bronson?

    It is undeniable that the superstar, Charles lived his life in luxury before his bad health and eventual death. In like manner, although not confirmed, it is more than likely the star kid Tony also lived his life quite resourcefully thanks to his dad’s wealth and all.

    After all, Tony’s father was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood during his prime. And his fortune was estimated at $65 million before his death.

    But did Tony receive anything from his father after his death?

    Well, apparently he did. According to sources, Bronson’s kids including Tony and Zuleika got houses and other real estate holdings and millions in cash. However, the biggest taker in the will was Charles’ daughter, Zuleika who reportedly gained twice as much money as other members of the family.

    On the other hand, while not even the approximation of how much they each received ever came to light, it is presumed Tony, Zuleika, and their stepmother, Kim are all by definition millionaires.

    Is Tony Bronson Married?

    Apparently, amidst Charles’ will, the dispute among the rest of his family grew so severe that they allegedly cut off ties with each other. This was especially with Tony who reportedly decided to never speak with any of his family members including Zuleika and Kim though mostly possibly excluding his mother, Harriet.

    Resultantly, it is a huge mystery as to whether or not Tony is married and has a family of his own. Nonetheless, considering the fact that he is in his 60s, the man must have had some form of companionship in his so far life. In fact, he might also have experienced fatherhood and matrimonial ties.


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