Who is Harriet Tendler? Unknown Facts About Charles Bronson’s Ex-Wife

Harriet Tendler is a famous American radio host and author. Additionally, Harriet is the ex-wife of well-known actor Charles Bronson. Harriet Tendler has gained a tremendous fan following within the media business. Likewise, Harriet is also a member of the famous Radio Personality list.

Harriet Tendler, Age, Education, Background

Harriet, as of now is 91 years old and was born in the year 1930 in the USA. However, Harriet has kept her life secret, so, the details about her birthday, parents, and siblings are not publicly available. Moreover, Harriet has an American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Harriet Tendler is a conservative person who does not want to reveal herself in the media. Talking about her educational background, it is believed that Harriet is well educated but there is no details information about it.

Who is Harriet’s ex-husband?

Harriet Tendler got married to Charles Dennis Buchinsky, which he later changed to Charles Bronson. Bronson was born on November 3, 1921, in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, USA.  He was the 11th of 15 children. His father was from southern Lithuania and his mother was born in Pennsylvania to Lithuanian parents.

Bronson had a struggling life from early childhood. After the death of his father, Bronson went to work in the coal mines to support his family. At one point, Bronson had to wear his sister’s dress to school as he didn’t have any clothes to wear.

Harriet Tendler's Ex-Husband Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson in the movie: The Mechanic

Bronson continued to work in coal mines even after graduating from high school before enlisting in the Army in 1943. During World War II, Bronson served as an aerial gunner in the Guam-based 61st Bombardment Squadron running combat missions in Japan.

He received a Purple Heart for the wounds he received during his 25 missions. After the war, Bronson worked several odd jobs before landing with a theatrical group in Philadelphia, which aroused his interest in acting.

Bronson debuted in the 1951 movie You’re in the Navy Now. After his debut, he landed several small parts in the movies. In 1960, Bronson had a breakthrough in his career with the movie The Magnificent Seven.

In 1972, Bronson played his most famous role in the movie Death Wish, Paul Kersey an architect who turns into a crime-fighting vigilante. The movie spawned four sequels all starring Charles Bronson. Bronson continued to star in films and television series throughout the 90s.

His final roles were in the trilogy of TV movies Family of Cops in 1995, 1997, and 1999. At the peak of his career, Charles Bronson was the highest-paid actor on the planet.

Marriage with Charles Bronson. Why did they split?

Harriet Tendler and Charles Bronson first met in 1947 at an acting class in Philadelphia. Harriet was 18 years old and Charles was 26 years old. When they met, Bronson had four cents in his pocket. Harriet’s father was a successful dairy farmer who supported the couple while they pursued their acting dreams. 

After dating for some time, the couple tied the knot in 1949 in a private ceremony. The ex-couple had two children; Suzanne Bronson and Tony Bronson, before getting divorced in 1965.

Harriet Tendler and her ex-husband Charles Bronson
Harriet Tendler and her ex-husband Charles Bronson, Source: Charles Bronson

At the start, the ex-couple shared a great bond. According to some reports, the relationship between the former couple began derailing after Charles was rumored on cheating on his then-wife. According to some tabloids, Charles cheated with an English actress Jill Ireland, who he met in 1962.

Later in 1968, Charles remarried to English actress Jill Ireland and lived together in a Bel Air mansion with seven children- two from Bronson’s previous marriage, three from Ireland’s, and two of their own. After the death of Ireland in 1990 due to breast cancer, Bronson married his third wife in 1998.

Harriet’s Successful Carrer After Divorce

Despite her career as an actress, Harriet Tendler did not have any success in her acting career. She put her career on hold to focus on her children.

After the separation, Harriet began to remake herself and started focusing on her career. Additionally, Harriet discovered her voice and started to work on it. Later, Harriet started her career as a radio talk show host on ‘Los Angeles Station’.

Harriet began to gain fame on Los Angeles TV stations such as ‘KABC’ and ‘KIEV’. Furthermore, Harriet is also an author. She wrote three novels, the most recent of which being Charlie and Me, a memoir about her marriage to Charles Bronson.

A book written by Harriet Tendler: A Memoir Charlie & Me
A book was written by Harriet Tendler: A Memoir Charlie & Me, Source: Amazon

After the death of Charles on August 30, 1998, Harriet had a hard time getting over it. After a period, she redefined herself as more than simply the ex-Mrs. famous. Her book, Charlie and Me, a memoir of her ex-husband has become a “must-read for every spouse”. It’s still one of the best-selling novels on Goodreads, Amazon, and Kindle.

How much is Harriet Tendler’s Net Worth?

Harriet being a radio host has earned a huge sum to live her life leisurely. Similarly, she has also earned a hefty deal throughout her author career. As of now, she may have a net worth of $5 million.

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