- Giselle Hennessy Walker was the celebrity wife of Norman Eugene, known as Clint Walker for 20 years until her death in 1994
- Her 6’6 foot tall husband was a singer and actor who married 3 times and was famed for being an actor and singer
- Giselle was the stepmother of Walker’s only child, Captain Valerie Walker – a retired pilot who worked with Delta Airline
If not for the career of Clint Walker, the world may probably have not heard about his 2nd wife Giselle Hennessy. She maintained the position of a celebrity wife for about 2 decades until her death in 1994.
Her widowed husband on the other hand lived 90 years until his life was cut short in 2018. Prior to his death, he turned himself into one of the most celebrated American entertainers with careers in acting and music. The Hollywood Walk of Famer is famous for his roles in Cheyenne and The Ten Commandments. He also sang for Imposing Physique.
Life Before Fame of Giselle Hennessy
Giselle was born in 1970, per sources online. Her date of birth is recorded based on media outlets on the internet that claimed that she died in 1994 at the age of 65. In respect to the report, the celebrity wife may be born in 1970.
In spite of her ability to conceal her childhood and other details before fame, she was married to Clint Walker who was born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, Illinois on May 30.
His father was Paul Arnold Walker and his mother, a Czech, Gladys Huldah.
Clint Walker had a twin named Lucy who died in 2000 at the age of 73.
At the age of 17, Giselle’s husband of 20 years joined the United States Merchant Marine and subsequently worked menial jobs as a doorman, sheet metal worker, and nightclub bouncer.
The actor cum singer headed toward becoming an actor and it didn’t take time for him to start writing his name on the walls of Hollywood. He would feature in Warner Bros. Cheyenne among others at the earliest time of his career.
She Was The 2nd of The 3 Wives of Walker
Verna Garver Was The First Wife of Clint
Of the 3 wives of Clint, Verna Garva was the first. The Illinois-born married the entertainer in 1948 when he was 31. The marriage lasted 20 years before a divorce in 1968.
In 2014, she died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United State, and was laid to rest in Mountain View Memorial Cemetry Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County.
Giselle Hennessy Became the 2nd Wife of Clint
On May 26, 1974, Giselle headed to seal her love in matrimony with her The Ten Commandments actor lover of then.
The marriage enjoyed 20 years before it was cut short by her death in 1994.
She was born in 1930 and in 1997 at 67 she became the 3rd wife of Giselle’s former husband.
Their marriage lasted about 21 years from 1997 until the death of the Cheyenne actor in 2018.
Did Giselle Hennessy Have any Children?
There is no record of Giselle having a biological child but she became the stepmother of Valerie Jean Walker. She was born in 1950 to Clint and his first wife Verna.
Valerie, a retired captain served as a pilot. She started as a flight instructor and retired from Delta Airlines.
After her retirement, a site, 49ultra reported that the 73 years old took a career as a martial arts teacher.
How The 2nd Wife of Clint Walker Died
It was in 1994, 20 years after Giselle settled to become the 2nd wife of Clint that she died at the said age of 65.
A year after her death, her former husband featured in Kung-Fu: The Legend Continues as “Cheyenne Body” in the “Gunfighters” episode.
3 years down the line, Norman remarried. In addition, 24 years after the death of Giselle, Clint also died at the age of 90 and only a few days before his 91st birthday in 2018.
The cause of his death was congestive heart failure in Grass Valley, California.
Before his death, Norman Eugene Clint Walker was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hall of Great Western Performers, and Texas Trail of Fame.
He was also a recipient of the Golden Boot Award in 1997.
Walker appeared in more than a handful of movies from the 1950s to 1998 with a final film role portraying Nick Nitro in Small Soldiers.
Her late husband played other roles in films such as the following: