Who is Samantha Lewes?
Samantha Lewes was a Hollywood actress and a film producer who made her appearance in the ABC sitcom episode ‘Bosom Buddies’ in 1981 and TV movie ‘Mr Success’ in 1984. She was born as Susan Jane Dillingham but famously known as Samantha.
She was a talented movie star who graced the screens with her exceptional skills in acting during her era. Although she succumbed years ago, her legacy is still on till date.
Samantha Lewes family
Samantha was born on November 29th the year 1952 in San Diego, California in the United States of America. She was daughter to John Raymond Dillingham, her father and Harriet Hall Dillingham, her mother.
Samatha also had three siblings but their identity is not known. She as well grew up in the US, however, in different towns including Hawaii, Florida and Virginia by her single mother. This was after her parents’ divorcing in the year 1962.
Lewes’ father was a US marine who served during the World War II, the Korean and the Vietnam Wars whereas her mother was an teacher of English to elementary-aged children.
Samantha Lewes husband
Lewes was Tom Hank’s, a stand-up comedian and actor’s first wife. They tied the knot relatively at their young age when Samantha was twenty five (25) years of age and Tom Hanks was twenty one (21) years old. Information has it that the duo were lovebirds since college.
Samantha Lewes children
The married couple was blessed with two children. These are; Colin Hanks who was born on November 24th 1977 and Elizabeth Hanks who was born in the year 1982. Unfortunately, they parted ways and got legally divorced in the year 1987 after six years in marriage.
Samantha Lewes Education background
For her education, Samantha attended Skyline High School and then later on enrolled at the California State University, Sacramento where she studied acting.
Samantha Lewes Movies
In 1981, Samantha made a guest appearance as a waitress in the season one episode ‘Cahoots’ of the sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies’ a show that was created by Chris Thompson, Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyyet. It ran on ABC for two seasons from November 27th in 1980 to March 27th 1982.
In 1984, Lewes was cast as a customer in Jack Shea’s telefilm ‘Mr. Success’, which revolves around a man who severs all ties with his family to be successful. The TV movie also stars James Coco, Patrick Cochran, and Viveka Davis.
Samantha Lewes’ Net worth
Unfortunately, Lewes’ net worth had not been estimated before she died. This information is thus not found in the public domain.
What was Samantha Lewes’ cause of death?
Unfortunately, the superstar, Samantha succumbed to death on 12th March in 2002 after she had been diagnosed and suffered with lung cancer.
However, people close to her like Tom Hanks tried to seek treatment for her, still couldn’t manage since the top specialists and doctors told them that they could only manage the pain she felt. Her body was laid to rest at the East Lawn Memorial Park Semetary in Sacramento.