Quick Facts of
- First NameSamantha
- Last NameLewes
- HusbandTom Hanks
Samantha Lewes was a famous American actress who was on the hype for her relationship with her former husband, Tom Hanks. She came into the spotlight after she appeared in television series, Bosom Buddies, along with her ex-husband.
Samantha Lewes, whose real name is Susan Jane Dillingham, was born on 29th November 1952, in San Diego, California, the United States of America.
The name of her parents is father John Raymond Dillingham and mother, Harriet Hall Dillingham. Her daddy was a US marine who served during World War II, whereas her mother was an English teacher.
Samantha grew up along with her three siblings all over the United States. Sadly, her parents separated back in 1962, and her mother raised all of them.
The late actress completed her high school degree from California State University.
To be exact, Samantha started her professional career, when she appeared in Bosom Buddies’ episode Cahoots in 1981, as a waitress. She worked along with her partner, Tom Hanks.
Three years later, in 1984, she appeared as a customer in the telefilm, Mr. Success, alongside James Coco, Viveka Davis, and Patrick Cochran.
Samantha Lewes’s Relationship with Tom Hanks
It was Samantha’s personal life rather than her professional career, which made her on the spotlight. She met Tom Hanks while they were studying at California State University.
Back in early 1977, Samantha became pregnant with their first child. Their first child, Colin Hanks, was born on 24th November 1977. In the following year, welcoming the first kid, they tied the knot on 24th January.
Samantha was with Tom when he was behind the fame. The duo relocated to New York City in 1979, where he started his career as a stand-up comedian and actor.
On 17th May 1982, the duo welcomed their second child, daughter Elizabeth. Sadly, the pair separated after six years in 1984. Their divorce was finalized on 19th March, 19887.
A year after the divorce, Tom exchanged the wedding vows with 30th April 1988 and shares two kids together. But Samantha kept everything away from the media.
What Is The Cause Of Her Death?
Right after the divorce, Samantha maintained a low-key profile and did not appear on media. She started raising her two children. Her both kids followed their parents’ footsteps.
During a follow-routine check-up, Samantha was diagnosed with bone cancer and knew that she had only a few months to live. After her ex-husband knew about her disease, he tried his best to save her life.
But nothing worked, Samantha died on 12th March 2002, at 49.