Who were Alex Cord's wives? 'Airwolf' star who married three times dead at 88
Popularly known for his 60s and 70s work in action-adventure, the military drama 'Airwolf' star, Alex Cord has passed away. He was 88 years old. The actor's death was confirmed by his publicist and friend of 20 years, Linda McAlister on Tuesday, August 10.
Alex Cord took his last breath at his home in Valley View, Texas on Monday, August 9 morning. The cause of his death is not known at the moment. We have witnessed the demise of many great actors in 2021. Rick Aiello, Mike Mitchell, Toby Kirkup are to name a few.
Born Alexander Viespi on Long Island, New York in 1933, Alex Cord attended New York University and the American Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford, Connecticut, where he got his first break as an actor when he played the role of Laertes in a production of 'Hamlet'. A British producer noticed him and invited him to London where he starred in two plays on the stage. Alex Cord was best known for his stint as the white suit-and eyepatch-wearing Michael Coldsmith-Briggs III in the CBS series 'Airwolf', which ran from 1984 to 1987. Alex portrayed a mysterious government agent and his efforts to recover the supersonic helicopter Airwolf from Libya, where it was used by villains to sink American warships. Alex Cord co-starred with actors like Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine.
With over a four-decade career span from the 1960s through the 1990s, Alex Cord guest-starred in various shows like 'Route 66', 'The Love Boat', 'Fantasy Island', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Police Story' and 'Walker, Texas Ranger'. He also has movie credits like 'The Last Grenade', 'The Dead Are Alive', 'Grayeagle', 'The Naked Truth', 'Stiletto', 'Stagecoach' and 'Jungle Warriors' to his name. According to the information on the Alex Cord website, the actor "was riding horses from the age of 2. Stricken with polio at the age of 12, he was confined to a hospital for a long period of time before he overcame the illness". The actor has also published three novels, 'Sandsong', 'A Feather in the Rain' and 'The Man Who Would Be God'.
Who was Alex Cord's wife?
Alex Cord married thrice. The actor has a son Wayne Viespi from his first marriage. The information about Cord's first wife was not immediately available on the internet. Alex Cord's second marriage was to an Engish actress Joanna Pettet. The couple got married in 1968 but were separated in 1989. The actor married for a third time to author Susannah Boye-Moller in 2002. Alex Cord also has a daughter, Toni Aluisa from Mary Ann Hutchinson, who he never married.