Mary Hart: Wondering Who She Married to? Husband and Divorce History! Which Show is She Involved in?
General public love celebrities and want to know all the gossips about them and also stay up to date with their lives, both personal and professional. Likewise, a fan of ET will be well informed about its longest-running host Mary Hart and her professional accomplishments over the years. But what about her personal life?
One of the most well-recognized television personality of her time, Maty Hart has had success in abundance throughout her career. However, her professional accomplishments have by no mean overshadowed her personal life, which seems just as much interesting, if not more.
After a saddening end to her first marriage, Hart found love again in the form of her current husband. Together ever since, the duo have identified themselves as the power couple of the entertainment industry.
Mary Hart Is Happily Married But Divorce In The Past!
Mary Hart is one of the most famous television personality. She is known best for strong television presence and her beautiful voice. But has she been able to maintain secrecy behind the camera?
Mary was first married to Terry Hart for six years. They married in 1972 and got divorced in 1979. They were married way before Mary found her place in television.
Fortunately, she found her soulmate in another man, this time, a film producer, Burt Sugarman. Mary and Burt first met on a plane while traveling to Las Vegas, in 1985.
Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman at the Heart Foundation Gala. (Photo: zimbio.com)
Burt had to travel back and forth due to work whereas Mary lived in Los Angeles, which made it difficult for them actually to date. But the distance was just a number for these two lovebirds. Burt proposed to Mary and after four years of being together, on Valentine’s Day.
It was Mary’s second marriage and Burt’s third. Together the husband and wife have a son named Alec “AJ” Sugarman. They reside in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood in Beverly Hills.
Professional Journey Filled With Salary Disputes
Mary is best known as the longest running host of Entertainment Tonight. She began her television career at KMTV and had hosted a couple of shows including Dannysday, PM Magazine, and others. She has also appeared in some TV series like Days of Our Lives, Frasier, Family Guy, Baby Daddy, etc.
She was also a performer, doing numerous shows in Las Vegas along with comedian David Brenner, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Due to her work schedules, she had to fly back and forth from LA to Las Vegas.
Because of her regular vocal training, her voice had become so sharp that it triggered seizures in an epileptic woman.
After 29 long years of serving as a co-host for ET, she finally realized this was it for her. So she decided to quit ET on May 20, 2011.
However, post her career end, Mary has been on the news for a whole new reason. She made the news on January 2018 in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where she talked about the salary inequity she had received in her career duration.
"I had one male counterpart who really wanted to make sure I knew he made a lot more money than me, But we didn't work together for long. I lasted and he didn't. Once he was gone, I felt like it was pretty even-steven after that. But there were lots and lots of conversations that you need to have. Nice, civil conversations. It's still a huge issue across the board, and gender equality is something that we are finally addressing in a very honest, and kind of painful way."
The interview highlighted the gender inequity that still existed in the entertainment industry. However, Mary received immense appreciation for sticking up with the channel despite the pay imbalance.
Despite the salary disputes she had throughout her career, Mary was well paid in her association with the ET. She was believed to be earning $5 million a year through her association with ET. This huge salary figures had thus significantly contributed to Mary's net worth that amounts to a massive $100 million.
Mary Hart's Lifetime Achievement Award, New Show On The Cards?
Entertainment Tonight's former host Mary Hart was awarded lifetime Daytime Emmy for her work and dedication towards daytime television held in Pasadena, California, on April 30, 2017.
Mary Hart's friend Tim Allen presented her the award, and on receiving the statuette Mary said,
"I am so overwhelmed and my heart is beating very hard"
Moreover, Mary expressed her happiness on receiving the award in recognition of her illustrious career, in an interview with ET.
Despite her receiving a lifetime achievement award, it seems Mary isn't all but done in her career. Mary along with her husband Burt are planning to produce a feature documentary about the 70s show The Midnight Special.
The husband and wife duo will be producing the untitled documentary alongside the Network Entertainment team.
Mary Hart's Short Bio:
Mary Hart was born as Mary Johanna Harum on November 8, 1950, in Madison, South Dakota. She graduated from Augustana College in 1972. She is a television personality, a talk show host, and also a singer. She spent her teenage years in Denmark and Sweden and is fluent in both Danish and Swedish.
She has also been crowned the title of Miss South Dakota in 1970 and was a runner-up in Miss America in 1971. Currently, she lives with her husband and a son in Beverly Hills, California.