Who is Margaret McGloin, Ex-Wife of Allen Ludden?

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Margaret McGloin was the first wife of Allen Ludden (an American famous television personality of his time).

Margaret McGloin’s Early Life

Margaret McGloin was born on November 27, 1915, in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, the USA to Gilbert James McGloin and Cyrene Ameta McGloin.

She was raised alongside four siblings: John Patrick McGloin, Gilbert James McGloin II, Barbara Ann McGloin Johnson, and Kathleen McGloin.

Wife of Allen Ludden

Margaret McGloin shared her vows with Allen Ludden on October 11, 1943, in Nueces County, Texas. They got married in a private ceremony.

At the time of their marriage, Allen had just stepped into his career in the entertainment industry.

Their marriage took a tragic ending after eighteen years due to the untimely demise of Margaret in 1961. Following her death, her husband married Betty White on June 14, 1963. Betty passed away recently on December 31, 2021.

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How did Margaret McGloin Die?

Margaret McGloin died at the age of 45 on October 30, 1961, in Manhattan, New York, USA, due to cancer.

Margaret McGloin Ludden cemetery.
Margaret passed away in 1961.
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She was buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery which is located in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA. After 20 years of her death, her husband also died of cancer on June 9, 1981, in Los Angeles.

Three Kids

Margaret McGloin and her husband, Allen Ludden shared three kids and they are David, Martha, and Sarah Ludden.

Betty White with Her Family.
Betty with her husband and stepchildren.
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David Ludden

Margaret welcomed her first child, David on March 15, 1948, and at the time of her death, he was just thirteen years old. Professionally, he is working as a history professor and an author.

David Ludden.
David is a Professor of History at New York University.
Source: NYU

Martha Ludden

After two years after her firstborn, McGloin welcomed her daughter, Martha in 1950. She is serving as an independent legal service professional.

Sarah Ludden

In 1952, she had her third child, Sarah. Professionally, she started her career as an audiologist and dancer but later on, pursued her career in karate.

In 2009, she earned her fifth-degree black belt in the World Seido Karate Organization. She also provided over $100 thousand of tuition assistance to her Thousand Waves Scholarship Fund.

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