American actress Kim Darby has been married and divorced four times. She doesn’t seem to have any spouse at the moment and the last time she was romantically linked to anyone was in 2007 when she was said to be dating Johnny Crawford, an American actor, singer, and musician who died in April 2021.76 years old Kim Darby has had an eventful life. Born to professional dancers, she embraced the path of an entertainer in her early life and has been active in Hollywood since the early sixties. She has portrayed dozens of characters across the small and big screens. While at that, she taught acting at several universities and film schools across the United States of America.
As much as her career has been noteworthy, Kim Darby’s love life has also been intriguing. For many, it is remarkable that she has been able to maintain some admirable level of privacy thereof despite the fact that she has been married to four men. Apart from her ex-husbands, she dated other men, including Pete Duel to whom she was once engaged.
Kim Darby Doesn’t Have a Spouse At The Moment and Her Last Know Relationship Was With Johnny Crawford
Given her age, it is natural that much hasn’t been heard from the actress in recent times. If we are not mistaken, the last time she was seen in a project was in 2017 when she played Mildy Torres in The Evil Within, a horror film written and directed by Andrew Getty. It is hard to tell what she has been up to of late but in terms of her love life, it is believed that the last time she was in a relationship was in 2007 and with the late American actor, Johnny Crawford.
Darby and Crawford had known each other since at least 1965 when they co-starred in The Restless Ones, a drama film written by James F. Collier and directed by Dick Ross. Nevertheless, it was in 2007 that it emerged that the actress was in a relationship with The Rifleman actor who was known to be married to his high school sweetheart Charlotte Samco since 1995.
The nature of what transpired between Kim and Johnny isn’t known to the public and has been mostly left to speculations. While some sources have dismissed the relationship as a rumor, others suggest that they dated for years beginning in 2007. Yet, it has been claimed in some quarters that they broke up in 2007. Whatever the case, we can only confirm that the actress hasn’t been romantically linked to anyone since Crawford.
Her First Husband Was James Stacy and They Were Married for About a Year
Kim Darby has had several spouses and quite a busy love life. Her first marriage was to Maurice William Elias who was professionally known as James Stacy. The American film and television actor is best remembered for his role in Lancer, a Western series that aired on CBS from September 1968 to June 1970.
While Stacy was Darby’s first husband, she wasn’t his first wife. Before her, he was married to American actress Connie Stevens. They got married in 1963 and divorced in 1966. In 1968, the late actor who passed in September 2016 got married to Kim but the union barely survived a year.
They divorced in 1969 and their marriage saw the birth of a daughter named Heather Elias. The 55-year-old was born on the 18th of July 1968 and she is also an actress like her mother.
Kim Darby and Her Second Husband James Westmoreland Were Married for Less Than Two Months
Like her first husband, Kim Darby’s second, James Westmoreland was an actor who also died in September 2016. Westmoreland, nicknamed Rad Fulton lost his life to colon cancer at the age of 80. Originally from Dearborn, Michigan, James was known for his role in productions like Bronco (1958), The Monroes (1966), and Don’t Answer the Phone (1980).
In 1970, the year that followed the one Darby divorced her first husband, the actress got married for a second time to James Westmoreland. However, the marriage packed up as quickly as it began. They got married on the 6th of February 1970 and divorced on the 25th of March that same year.
Kim Darby and James Westmoreland didn’t have any children together.
The Actress was Married to Jack La Rue Jr. From October 1978 to June 1981
Jack is also an actor, albeit not as popular as Kim Darby’s first and second husband. He is known for his roles in the 1973 movies, The Young Nurses and Crypt of the Living Dead. The former is a crime thriller directed by Clint Kimbrough whereas the latter is a horror movie that Julio Salvador and Ray Danton directed.
Jack La Rue Jr. is mostly known as the son of Jack La Rue, an American film and stage actor who passed in January 1984. Compared to her first two, Darby’s marriage to Rue Jr. lasted longer, yet it was short-lived as it lasted for just over two years. The union didn’t produce any children.
Kim Darby Has Also Been Married to Bill Tennant
As it is with the rest of her ex-husbands, Bill Tennant also had a Hollywood career. Born on the 31st of May 1941 in Los Angeles, California, Tennant wasn’t only an actor but also a writer and producer.
Some of his most notable works include Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975), The Hollywood Knights (1980), and King of the Mountain (1981). Reports have it that Bill is also late. From what we gathered, he died in October 2012.
There are conflicting reports regarding when Kim Darby and Bill Tennant were married. Some claim it was also a short-lived marriage that began and ended in 1970, others say the marriage was her fourth and longest. What is certain is that the two are no longer married.
Pete Duel and Other Men That Actress Has Loved
Disregarding her four ex-husbands, Kim Darby loved other men, including Pete Duel whom she also almost married. Duel was an American actor known for his role in the Western series, Alias Smith and Jones.
The actor born on the 24th of February 1940 died on the 31st of December 1971. It is said that he and Darby met when they co-starred in Generation, a 1969 comedy film directed by George Schaefer.
They began dating and got engaged at some point but never exchanged marital vows. The relationship ended in 1970 and Pete began dating Dianne Ray who was at his home when he shot himself in December 1971.
Other men she is believed to have loved include:
- Desi Arnaz Jr.
- Bruce Davison (1970 – 1971)
- John David Carson (1973)
- Andrew Stevens (1976)