Who Is John Hansbury? Everything About Madeline Kahn’s Ex-Husband

By Cannon | Updated on June 24, 2022
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    John Hansbury is a former attorney at NYC and currently works as the chairman of the OCRA Boards of Directors. In addition to his professional life, John got popularity as the ex-husband of Madeline Kahn, a late American actress, and comedian known for her roles in films & television shows.

    Married to a Daytime Emmy Awards winner, John gained wide popularity in the media. However, following her demise in 1999, Hansbury has in a way disappeared from the media. Well, where is he now? Did he marry again after the demise of his wife Madeline Kahn? Does he have children?

    In this article, we are going to find out interesting facts about John Hansbury’s wife, career, children, & many more interesting details.

    John Hansbury Bio, Age

    Madeline Kahn’s ex-husband Hansbury was born in 1956, in Rockport, Massachusetts. As of 2022, he is 66 years of age. He is the son of the late father Stephen J. Hansbury and his late mother Susan P. Hansbury.

    Madeline Kahn's Husband John Hansbury
    Madeline Kahn’s Husband John Hansbury

    Born in a middle-class Christian family, John had a very ordinary upbringing. As per the reports, he lived along with his parents in their hometown of Rockport, Massachusetts.

    John Hansbury Education: He Has Good Academics

    When it comes to education, John holds a good academic. He reportedly did his high school education at Oberlin High School. Eventually, to gain his Bachelor’s degree in Law, he went to Antioch School of Law which is situated in Washington DC.

    Soon after the completion of his graduation in Law, he started practicing as an advocate in NYC and is a licensed attorney.

    John Hansbury Quit His Career As An Attorney After His Wife’s Death

    Despite the fact that he had established a successful career as an attorney, John quit the job the day of her former spouse’s death, Madeline Kahn. Hurt by the fact that he lost his spouse to Ovarian cancer, she joined OCRA Boards of Directors as the chairman. Well, to those who are unaware, OCRA is one of the oldest ovarian cancer institutions.

    Hansbury primarily established the charity foundation to help other Ovarian cancer victims by promoting awareness to permanently remove the disease and provide treatment to fight through this disease.

    There are reports that the ex-celebrity spouse is still into charity, helping out ovarian cancer patients.

    John Hansbury Married Madeline Kahn Two Months Before Her Death

    John Hansbury’s marital relationship with his wife Madeline is both interesting and tragic. Handbury reportedly lost his girlfriend-turned-wife just a couple of months after they married.

    Talking about their love story, John and Madeline met back in the late 80s and has already begun dating in 1989. Unlike most couples, they were pretty much in love & shared a great relationship. However, despite the fact that they were together for years, the couple didn’t tie the knot until Madeline was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.

    John Hansbury And His Wife Madeline Kahn
    John Hansbury Married His Wife Madeline Kahn Two Months Before Her Death

    After being diagnosed with cancer in 1998, John and his partner Madeline married in October 1999, just two months before her death on December 3, 1999. 

    Her body was cremated at Garden State Crematory in North Bergen, New Jersey on December 6, 1999, by her husband and brother Jeffrey.


    Despite being married for years, John and  Madeline never had kids from their marriage. Though they never revealed the exact reason, there are assumptions that they could not have kids because of medical issues which eventually lead to ovarian cancer.

    John Hansbury’s Wife Madeline Kahn Was A Successful Actress & Comedian

    As we said earlier, John’s late wife Madeline was a popular actress, singer, & comedian. She started her career as a theatre artist where she made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman’s New Faces of 1968.

    Likewise, he made his TV debut back in 1972, when she appeared in the series Harvey. Soon after that, he appeared in TV series like The Carol Burnett Show, Sesame Street, Sesame Street, Special, & many others.

    Apart from TV, she has also appeared in a few movies like De Düva (The Dove), Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, Happy Birthday, Gemini, & Many more.

    Short Bio of Madeline Kahn

    Talking about her birth details, John’s wife Kahn was born on September 29, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She was the daughter of the late Bernard B. Wolfson and the late Freda. Her father used to be a garment manufacturer. She took birth in a nonobservant Jewish family.

    Did John Hansbury Remarry After His Wife’s Death?

    Yes, John remarried a woman name, Carisa Jackson. Hansbury married his second wife in January 2016. They had their wedding ceremony in the simplest way possible.

    As of now, the couple is still married and they apparently share a great relationship. The couple also has kids from their marital relationship, however, they have not revealed the exact details about them.

    Who Is John Hansbury’s Second Wife Carisa?

    Carisa Jackson is currently a partner in Water Island Capital and also an investment advisory firm in NYC. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She is the daughter of Daniel J. Jackson and the late Anne L. Jackson of Middletown, New Jersey.

    John Hansbury and his family are currently living in New York. He has also maintained his high life living in NY with his spouse and daughter.

    How Much Is John’s Net worth?

    John Hansbury’s net worth is around $1 million. His main source of revenue comes from his position as chairman of the OCRA board of directors.

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