Marcelle Tagand Lear
Marcelle Tagand Lear; was the third wife of actor Adam West, known for his roles in ABC’s series Batman and the Robinson Crusoe on Mars among others. Mr. West died from leukemia on June 9, 2017; he was 88.
Adam West born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington on September 19, 1928, he first starred as Bruce Wayne in William Dozier’s t.v series Batman alongside Burt Ward who starred as Robin in June 1966; they reunited for the released of the Batman film on July 30, 1966.
Batman is perhaps one of Adam West most memorable work, but he starred in an array of films and television shows.
As noted Mrs. Marcelle Tagand Lear was his third wife; he first married Billie Lou Yeager on August 27, 1950; at that time West had just finished his last year of college, and Billie Lou was a 17-year-old high school graduate. Their marriage was fun for a while, they didn’t have any children and eventually divorced in 1956.
A year later, he met a beautiful Hawaiian gal Ngatokoruaimatauaia Frisbie Dawson aka Ngahra Frisbie, who became his second wife that same year. Mrs. Frisbie gave birth to their daughter Jonelle in 1957 and a son, Hunter in 1958.
Both Hunter and Jonelle followed his steps, Jonelle is a film producer, production assistant, and stunt who has work in several films like The Italian Jon and Flicka; her brother Hunter work in the special effects department for films like The Rock, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and F/X2.
But their marriage couldn’t keep up with his fame, and ultimately his lack of work after Batman ended; they ended up divorcing in 1962. On November 7, 1970, he wedded divorcee mother of two Marcelle Lear.
Mr. Lear was married to Learjet executive John Lear when she met Adam West at a promotion for Learjets. Marcelle marries Adam following her divorce to John, father of her two children Jill and Moya.
Together with Adam, they had two children, actress Nina West born in 1976 and son Perrin born in 1979.