John Seventa is the ex-husband of American film and television actress Marlette Hartley. Seventa and Hartley were married for two years when they divorced in 1962. Seventa went on to live a quiet life under the radar, but his ex-wife’s fans still get curious about the man who won her heart decades ago.
Marlette is known for her role in television series and films like Ride the High Country, The Incredible Hulk, and Goodnight Beantown. She also appeared in commercials with the late actor James Garner in the ’70s and ’80s. What is there to know about John Seventa and his ex-wife? Please keep reading to find out.
John Seventa Bio
John Seventa is a private person and was only in the spotlight when he was the spouse of Marlette Hartley. Even then, he kept the details of his life to himself; hence little is known about him. Seventa met the beautiful Hartley and married her in 1960. Unfortunately, their love story didn’t last long, as they divorced two years later, in 1962. The couple did not have any children together. Seventa resumed his quiet life after the divorce, and his whereabouts since then are unknown. It is unclear what he does for a living or where he resides.
John Seventa’s Ex-Wife’s Personal Life
Born Mary Loretta Hartley on 21 June 1940 in Weston, Connecticut, she mostly goes by Mariette Hartley. Her mother, Mary “Polly” Ickes, was a manager and saleswoman; her father, Paul Hembree Hartley, was an account executive. Mary’s maternal grandfather was John B. Watson, the psychologist behind the psychological school of behaviourism.
Hartley has said her marriage vows three times so far. Her first marital union was to John Seven in 1960 whom she divorced in 1962. She tied the knot with Patrick Boyriven in August 1978. They had two children together: Sean, born in 1975, and Justine, born in 1978. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1996. A decade later, Hartley found love in Jerry Soka, who she married in 2005.
Seventa’s ex-wife co-authored her autobiography with Anne Commire titled Breaking the Silence in 1990. In the book, she described her struggles with psychological problems, blaming her grandfather’s practical application of his theory for causing his family’s dysfunction. Hartley has bipolar disorder and is the founder of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Hartley has dedicated her life to promoting awareness of bipolar disorder and suicide prevention and even talked about her father’s suicide at a forum in 2009. Her brother Paul Hartley is a research philosopher and author of the book “The Seventh Tool: a novel in 3 volumes.”
John Seventa’s Wife’s Career
Hartley began her career aged 13 in the White Barn Theatre in Norwalk. Her film career began in 1958’s From Hell to Texas. She moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in films like Drums of Africa, Marnie, Marooned, Murder She Wrote, and NCIS since then. Her television career has also succeeded after appearing on series like The Love Boat, Little House of Prairie, The Incredible Hulk, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Her latest work in television is as Patricia Clark in Fox’s 9-1-1 since January 2018.
Although John Seventa has avoided the cameras for most of his life, her ex-wife’s fans still try to keep up with him.