Carolyn Maxwell is a veteran actress and businesswoman who rose to immense popularity through her fashion business. Besides her personal achievements, the actress is also known as the second wife of iconic entertainment mogul, Orson Bean. Maxwell developed a penchant for acting from childhood and many years later, when an opportunity to act came across her way, she didn’t waste time grabbing it with both hands.
Although Carolyn began her career as an actress, she only starred in a handful of productions as she devoted much of her time to her fashion business, which eventually brought her to the limelight. Learn all the facts about the actress in this post.
Carolyn Maxwell – Biography
The veteran actress was welcomed into the world in the year 1945 in the United State of America; however, details about the particular date, month, and city she was born are yet to be publicized. Similarly, detailed information about her family background, parents, and siblings is currently missing in the picture.
Presently, there are no records detailing Carolyn’s academic journey or where she received her formal education. However, it is believed that completed her basic educational levels with good grades.
The actress’s career in the show business was productive even though she didn’t star in a good number of projects. A look at her acting timeline shows she invested her talent and time mostly in the television industry and some of the shows she featured in include Gas (1981), Les Chien Chauds (1980), Black Mirror (1981), and Tattletales (1974).
According to records, Tattletales was the television show that introduced the actress to the movie community for the first time. The American-based comedy show aired for the first time on CBS network in the month of February 1974. It was her incredible performance in the said show that helped her to land roles on other shows, through which she earned a lot of recognition and popularity.
To date, Black Mirror remains her most notable project. She portrayed the character, Elizabeth Smith, in the show which was well-received among audiences.
As a fashion designer, Carolyn Maxwell was exceptional and highly sought-after by fashion lovers and for many celebrities within and outside of the entertainment industry at the time.
Family – Spouse And Children
Carolyn Maxwell is a divorcee and ever since she called it quits with her husband, she has not remarried. The actress entered her first marriage in the year 1965 with iconic American producer, actor, and writer, Orson Bean.
The couple’s union survived until 1981 when they divorced. Carolyn and Bean had three children together and their names are Susannah Bean, Max Bean, and Ezekiel Bean.
While the actress’s marriage to Orson was her first, the same cannot be said for Orson who was previously married to Jacqueline deSibour. They tied the knot in 1956 and divorced in 1962. Since his divorce from Carolyn, Bean has since remarried. His third wife is actress Alley Mills and the two have been living together happily in their Los Angeles mansion since the year 1993.
Originally born Dallas Frederick Burrows to Marian Ainsworth (mother) and George Frederick Burrows (father), Maxwell’s spouse is a native of Burlington, Vermont, in the United States. He was born in the city on July 22, 1928.
Orson Bean has four children; his oldest child came from his first marriage with actress deSibour and her name is Michele Bean. The remaining three (sons Ezekial Beans and Max Beans and daughter Susannah Breitbart) were born to him by Carolyn Maxwell.
Information about the actress’s sons is really difficult to come by; they are hardly seen on the red carpets or make it to star-studded events in the entertainment industry. However, we do know that her daughter lost her husband in the year 2012. Los Angeles-born conservative commentator Andrew James Breitbart and Susannah got married in 1997 after meeting for the first time at a karaoke bar through a casual friend in the year 1988.
Their union was blessed with four children named Samson Breitbart, Willie Breitbart, Charlie Breitbart, and Mia Breitbart. Unfortunately, Andrew passed on the first day of March 2012 after suffering a heart problem while walking in Brentwood at night.
Susannah has not remarried since she lost her journalist/publisher/columnist husband to the cold hands of death. She is currently raising her kids alone in their mansion.