Who is Dolorita Noonan? Charlie Robinson's wife stood by him as he dies of cancer at 75
Charlie Robinson, known for playing Mac the clerk in the sitcom 'Night Court', has died at the age of 75. He was also known for other roles such as Sergeant Jeffries in 'Hart of Dixie' and Don Robinson in 'This Is Us'. Robinson was suffering from metastatic adenocarcinoma — a rare form of cancer. The veteran actor eventually succumbed to a cardiac arrest and organ failure from septic shock. He breathed his last at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated. He was also known as Charles Robinson, as 'Night Court' added in their title credits.
His tragic death was mourned by fans on social media, who remembered him as a guest star in TV series such as 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', 'Key and Peele', 'Malcolm & Eddie' and 'In The House'. They also reminisced his work in movies like 'Secret Santa', 'Miss Lettie and Me', 'Antwone Fisher', 'The River', 'Set It Off', 'Jackson' and 'Even Money', among others. With an acting career spanning over 50 years, Robinson has also appeared in TV series such as 'Buffalo Bill', 'Mom', 'Home Improvement', 'NCIS', 'Hart of Dixie' and 'The Guestbook'. Unknown to many, the veteran actor was a seasoned thespian as well, hailed for his work in the theatre. Robinson is survived by his third wife Dolorita Noonan-Robinson as well as his four children — Luca, Charlie, Christian and Byron — grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Who is Charlie Robinson's wife Dolorita Noonan-Robinson?
Dolorita Noonan-Robinson was the third wife of Robinson who supported him through his illness. The actor, whose first wife was Venus Duran, was also married a second time to an unnamed woman. On August 24, 1996, he tied the knot with Dolorita, with whom he had a relationship in the past as well.
Robinson had three daughters from his first marriage and he shared one son, Luca, with Dolorita. She also works as an actor and has notably appeared in projects like 'Love in the Time of Corona', 'Nosferajew', 'The Bernie Mac Show' and 'Bill Murray: No One Will Ever Believe You'. Dolorita holds a degree in communications and theater from Miami University. She has also done notable work in the theater in projects like 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Ladies of the Corridor', 'The Long Goodbye' and 'The Jewish Wife'.
According to Dolorita's LinkedIn bio, she currently works as an aqua-aerobics instructor and strength training land instructor at YMCA in Los Angeles County. She is yet to issue any official statement about her husband's death, as it is believed that she is grieving in private at the moment.
Meanwhile, actor Wendell Pierce, who was close friends with Robinson, posted a tribute to the actor on Twitter: "It only took 27 days and we created a lifetime. Charlie Robinson and I quarantined together during this pandemic to create a play and in that short time we created a lifetime of friendship. A special bond, like the father and son, we portrayed in the play. We had a mission," he wrote.
It only took 27 days and we created a lifetime. Charlie Robinson and I quarantined together during this pandemic to create a play and in that short time we created a lifetime of friendship. A special bond, like the father and son, we portrayed in the play. We had a mission. pic.twitter.com/hztMWY4J1W— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) July 13, 2021
He further added in another tweet, "We had a mission to find a way to create our art while the world was shut down. By chance, we created a friendship in 27 days that only happens with a shared vision. In that short time he became mentor to me as I questioned if my best days had passed. By example he showed hope."