Kim Weeks is an American actress known for appearing in Family of Cops trilogy. But, she is more famous for being the wife of the late actor, Charles Bronson.
Weeks, who was born in the 1960s in Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, USA, was married to her partner, Bronson for almost 5 years until his demise in 2003. Following his death, trust funds received most of his wealth while the rest was divided among his wife and kids (unequally).
Let’s get to know Kim Weeks and her relationship with Charles Bronson in more detail.
Kim Weeks’ Married with Charles Bronson
Kim Weeks was the third wife of Charles Bronson. The duo walked down the aisle in a private wedding ceremony on December 22, 1998. They got married a few months after Bronson retired from acting.
Weeks and Bronson were together for almost five years. Their relationship came to an end after her spouse passed away in 2003. She was together with him on his deathbed. Following his demise, she’s living a single life with no relationships whatsoever.
Husband’s Previous Relationships
Charles was married thrice in his life. He was first married to a fellow actor, Harriet Tendler, who was eight years younger. The pair met at a Philadelphia acting school and hitched in 1949.
They welcomed two kids together, Suzanne and Tony Bronson. They divorced in 1965 after 15 years. The cause of their divorce? Well, it was Bronson’s extramarital affair with the British actress, Jill Ireland.
After his separation from Tendler, Bronson got married to Ireland on October 5, 1968, who he had met during the shoot of The Great Escape in Germany. They were both married during their first meeting but it didn’t stop them from falling in love.
The pair lived together in their Bel Air mansion with their seven kids, two kids from Bronson’s previous marriage (Suzanne and Tony), three from Ireland’s previous marriage with David McCallum (Paul, Jason[adopted], and Valentine McCallum), and two of their own (Zuleika and Katrina Bronson[adopted]).
The duo appeared in 15 films together. After over two decades of marriage, their relationship came to an end. Jill lost her battle with breast cancer and died on May 18, 1990, at age 54, in Malibu, California.
Following the demise of his second partner, he walked down the aisle with his third wife, Weeks, who stayed with him until his death.
Death of Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson retired after a hip replacement surgery in August 1998. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.
According to the announcement, he passed away due to pneumonia at the age of 81 on August 30, 2003. However, the cause of his death, as per his death certificate, was respiratory failure, metastatic lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive cardiomyopathy. He was buried at Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor, Vermont.
After his demise, all radio stations across the US played the theme tune from The Magnificent Seven as a tribute. He was survived by his third wife and six children. One of his children, Jason had already died due to an accidental drug overdose in 1989.
Charles Bronson was worth $45 million at the time of his death. Most of his fortune went to trust funds. The rest of his wealth was transferred to his third wife and six kids.
His wife, Kim Weeks received $1.6 million and an $8 million Malibu mansion. She was quite disappointed for not getting the Vermont beach house. His Vermont Beach house worth $5 million and Bel Air estate worth $5 million (sold by an unrelated party of $20 million in 2014) were given to his kids. His youngest child, Zuleika received twice as much as her other siblings.
Bronson’s son, Tony claimed that Weeks didn’t let his family visit Bronson on his death bed. He was annoyed by the fact that his stepmom got much of the remaining fortune.
Career of Kim Weeks
Kim Weeks is an actor best known for her Family of Cops trilogy. She had 11 acting credits under her belt. Prior to getting married to her late husband, she worked as an employee at Dove Audio. She had even helped record Bronson’s second wife, Ireland’s audiobooks.
Weeks is now actively involved in skin care. She is also known for being the creator of Equivisor, stylish sun protective visors made for equestrians.
Talking a bit about her late husband, he had appeared in as many as 164 movies and TV series before his retirement. In one instance, he was even able to become the highest paid actor. If we look at his earnings from movies, he earned $2 million for 10 to Midnight (1982), $1.5 million for Death Wish II, and $1 million each for The Stone Killer, St. Ives, and the first rendition of Death Wish.
Fun Fact: In 1999, one of his fans, Audrey Knauer left him her $300,000 estate in a handwritten will. Through the will, she asked her financial assets to be passed on to Bronson or if he didn’t accept it, to be passed on to the Louisville Free Public Library. The will was later contested by her family and it was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.
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