The question surrounding Lana Wood’s husband is a rather fascinating one because the actress was married six times to six men; Jack Wrather Jr., Karl Brent, Stephen Oliver, Dr.Stanley W. Vogel, Richard Smedly, and Allan G. Balter.
Born Svetlana Lisa Gurdin, the 77 year-old American actress and producer began her marital journey at the age of 16 in 1962, and by 1980, she walked out of marriage for the last time after divorcing her last husband, Allan Balter. In all her marriages, Lana only had a daughter, Evan Smedley.
She has also dated several famous individuals like Sean Connery, Warren Beatty, Jerome Hellman, Leslie Bricusse, and her partner of many years, Alan Feinstein.
Meet Lana Wood’s Six Husbands
1. Jack Devereaux Wrath Jr. was Lana’s First Husband
Jack Wrath Jr. was an American television producer, entrepreneur, and Petroleum businessman. He was born May 24, 1918, in Amarillo, Texas, the U.S. to Mazie and John Devereaux Wrather Sr. He was famous for his films and Tv Shows like High Tide(1947), Strike It Rich( 1948), and Lassie(1957-74). However, his career was cut short to his demise from Cancer on November 12, 1984.
Wrath attended a local high school in Tyler where he grew up. and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in 1939.
As his summer job, he began to work in the oil fields in East Texas as a pipeline walker. When his father took ill he took over his father’s oil company.
His career shifted in 1942 when he served in the U.S Marine Corps Reserve during the II world war in the Philippines. After the war, he became a movie producer, founding Jack Wrather Pictures.
The movie producer married Four times with Lana as his fourth wife. However, the marriage to the actress was annulled a year. He returned to his second wife with whom they had two children.
Sadly, he died on 4 May 1973.
2. Karl Brent Was Lana Wood’s First Legal Husband and Second Marriage
Karl Brent was a composer, lyricist, and songwriter born on June 21, 1914, in Saint Louis Missouri.
Brent mainly composed songs for films and movie tracks. He worked with actors, producers, and directors like Willaim Lundigan, Arthur Hiller, and John Frankenheimer.
Along his work, he met the young actress Lana woods in 1963 and they began dating. The relationship lasted for two years and ended in marriage in 1965. Soon afterward, the marriage turned sour, leading to divorce in 1966.
The songwriter produced more soundtracks for movies till his demise at the age of 63 in Hollywood, California USA in 1977.
3. Stephen Oliver, Third Husband
Dr. Stanley Willam Vogel was born June 2, 1918, in Manhattan Newyork, USA was a Navy Lieutenant, who served in the Pacific during WWII. He worked in Beverly Hills for a long time and was known as the Dentist to the stars.
In addition, he took courses from cardiology to comparative religions. Some of his interests were playing the piano which he played well, boating, flying, and the amateur radio.
The dentist was married three times. He divorced his first wife in 1962 and married Lana woods in 1968. His marriage to Lana lasted a few months and ended later that year.
He worked as a dentist until his death on April 19, 2007.
5 Her Fifth Husband, Richard Smedley
Richard Smedley was an American actor that is popularly known for his film Climax( 1971), The Suckers (1972), and Blood of Ghastly Horror( 1967) was born October 3, 1946, in Scurry, Texas, the USA to Norma and Bill Smedly. He died at age 73, on December 8, 2019, after he battled cancer for four years.
While he was alive, he often joined his father in the oil fields to work. He graduated from Synder High School and attended Texas Tech Univerity in Lubbock. He left Texas to pursue an acting career where he became an actor, writer, and photographer. When he moved to Midland, Texas he re-entered the oil business.
Richard was married three times and had three children. His second marriage was to Lana Woods whom they met on a film set. The relationship birthed a daughter. Through his daughter, Evan he had three grandchildren. Unfortunately, Evan died on July 18, 2017, at 42.
6 . Allan G. Balter Is The Sixth And Last Husband Of Lana Woods
Allan G. Balter was born on August 28, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was a Producer and writer. He was known for writing an episode of Mission Impossible(1966), and forming a partnership with William Read Woodfield in the production of Voyage to Bottom of The Sea( 1964). On September 23, 1981, he had an attack due to failed heart conditions and died at the age of 56.
Allan was very good at writing his screenplays, partnership on Mission Impossible made a massive impact and made consultants.
As a producer, he worked at Universal Television operation. He also served as an executive producer of Six Million Dollar Man.
He met his wife, Lana during the James Bond 007 film Diamonds Are Forever (1971). They wedded in 1978 and divorced in 1980. A year before his death, the matrimony ended without children.