John Lithgow is an American actor, writer as well as a musician who is a winner of multiple awards like: Tony Awards (twice), Golden Globe Awards (twice), Emmy Award (five times), Screen Actors Guild Awards (twice) Drama Desk Awards (twice) and also an American Comedy Award. Having been in the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his movies and TV shows, he has also received the honor to be in the American Theater Hall of Fame. With his many notable roles in TV screen, he has also appeared in a number of Broadways productions, as well as is a very renowned writer especially for children books. He is also a very good singer, who has given his voice in the background music of shows like The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Appearing in many children TV commercials, he has also appeared in many famous orchestras and had also appeared in the graduation ceremony at the Harvard University.
A very popular figure around the United States, he has made a name for himself and you can see his large fan following on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. He is a man, who with all the media attention on his tail, has not hidden any information regarding his personal life and affairs. He has been in a couple of married relationships till now; he is a father of three children: Ian Lithgow (Son), Nathan Lithgow (Son) and Phoebe Lithgow (Daughter). His first wife was Jean Taynton, who was also his longtime girlfriend before marriage. The two of them started dating since 1960 and were finally married in 1966. With two children in their married life, things didn’t look so smooth and they got divorced in 1980, after 14 years of married life together. He was married for the second time, in 1981 to Mary Yeager, who is also a former actress.
With one child between them, it seems like they have been each other’s help and support in times of bad health. Surviving for more than 30 years of married life together, a divorce doesn’t look like coming anytime soon. With false rumors that stated John to be sexually gay, he has proved them all wrong. If you want to know more facts about his life and career, they are all mentioned in his biography that is available in sites like IMDB or Wikipedia.
Born and raised in the United States, he is the son of a retired actress Sarah Jane and a director/ producer father at the theatre named Arthur Washington Lithgow III. Born and raised in Princeton, Jersey, he spent his young life around Akron and Ohio, and graduated from the Harvard College, majoring in literature and history, in 1967. “I grew up seeing people acting. I was often with my father in theatre when he’d accept or reject an actor for what he had or didn’t have.
I noticed them all, and was good at it without trying”, he said in an interview. Born in the October of 1945, his current age is 70 years old, and is an American citizen of white ethnicity. With a height of 6 feet and 4 inches tall, he has got a net worth value of $45 million dollars, which shows his success and fame as a person. With his pictures available in media as well as his Instagram, you can also find his quotes in many such websites.