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Marge Cooney, whose real name is Margaret Cooney, is the first wife of Phil Donahue, who is an American media personality, writer, film producer, and the creator and host of the Phil Donahue Show. Marge Cooney was born in West Orange and held American nationality.

Marge Cooney Quick Facts

  • Full name: Margaret Cooney
  • First wife of TV personality Phil Donahue. They were married from 1958 to 1975.
  • Mother of Donahue’s 5 children – Michael, Kevin, Daniel, Mary Rose, and James.
  • Kept a low profile after divorcing Donahue. Remarried and moved back to her native New Mexico.
  • Died on February 2, 2018 at age 84.
  • Met Donahue in 1957 when she was a student at the University of Notre Dame and he was working at a radio station. They married a year later.
  • Their marriage ended in 1975, after Donahue’s talk show became nationally syndicated and he spent more time away from home.
  • Donahue married actress Marlo Thomas in 1980, five years after divorcing Cooney.
  • Cooney returned to using her maiden name after the divorce and not much is publicly known about her subsequent life.
  • Her obituary lists her surviving children and grandchildren, but provides little other detail about her later years.

Marge Cooney Wiki

Real nameMargaret Cooney
Other nameMarge Cooney
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Birth PlaceWest Orange, America
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Nationality American
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Physical Stats

There is no doubt that she is hot and beautiful but we don’t know her exact body measurements at this moment. We will surely fill this section up once we have the credible source.

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Family, Husband, Affairs

After doing a lot of research we come know nothing about her maternal family. Her ex-husband is Phil Donahue and they have five children.

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Marital status Divorced  
Ex-HusbandPhil Donahue 
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Children Mary, Jim, Michael, Daniel, Kevin

Educational Background

We don’t have any informational about Marge`s educational background or from where she has completed her education.

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Favorite Things And Hobbies

Marge mainly kept herself busy with her children and she used to spend most of her time with them.

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Marge Cooney Net Worth

The net worth of Marge Cooney is not public but it is estimated from her divorce from her ex-husband, Phil Donahue, Marge earns $15,000 annually.

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