DAME Edna Everage legend Barry Humphries has tragically died aged 89. The veteran Australian entertainer passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023, with his fourth wife Elizabeth Spender, and family by his side. Read the article to know more. Barry Humphries previously shared some details about his marriage of 30 years to his wife Elizabeth Spender. Amid recent reports about his health and hospitalization, here’s what you need to know about the couple and their family. The Australian actor and entertainer, who is widely known as his alter ego Dame Edna Everage, is receiving treatment in hospital following a hip replacement treatment earlier this year. Reportedly, he used to live with his fourth wife Elizabeth Spender, who he calls Lizzie, in London but has been spending some time in Australia. We have found information regarding the comedian’s wife, her career, as well as Barry’s family and children.
Who is Barry Humphries’s wife Elizabeth Spender?
Barry Humphries’s wife Elizabeth, born in 1950 in London, is a film and television actress. Her mother is concert pianist Natasha Spender and her father is poet and writer, Stephen Spender. One of her most famous roles is in Terry Gilliam’s 1985cult film Brazil and she has acting credits in the television series Fast Tracks, Selling Hitler, and Screenplay. After leaving the acting industry, she turned her attention to screenwriting and wrote the script for Hedgehog Wedding and These Foolish Things, Lizzie, as Barry Humpries calls her, is credited as a writer of an episode of the television series Screen Two in 1987, and The Play on One in 1989.
Barry and Lizzie met in 1988 at a Groucho Club party and tied the knot in 1990. The two have lived in London and Australia. Previously, in an interview with Reader’s Digest, the comedian spilled the tea over his secrets for a marriage of 30 years and explained that we have been married for over 30 years now, and is thankful to Wife No. 2 for two daughters and Wife No. 3 for two sons. Additionally, Barry is a father to four children: Oscar, Tessa, Rupert, and Emily. Tessa has followed in her father’s footsteps and made her acting debut as a lead in the 1987 horror thriller Cassandra.
Oscar is a design dealer and Rupert is a screenwriter who serves as senior vice president of narrative at Rockstar North/ Rockstar London. Barry was married to his first wife Brenda Wright from 1955 until 1957. He then married his second wife Rosalind Tongin 1959 before they separated in 1970. His third marriage was to Diana Millstead from 1979 to 1989. Barry is currently undergoing treatment for complications after he tripped and had a hip replacement procedure earlier this year. In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald in March, the comedian explained that it was the most ridiculous thing like all domestic incidents are. The incident took place while he was reading a book, and his foot got caught on a rug and he went down, resulting in a broken hip means having a titanium hip, he recalled jokingly.
In a new statement to a newspaper, his family claimed that Barry Humphries is currently in a hospital receiving treatment for health issues. Barry would like to thank everybody for the support and good wishes he has received but would like more and more. He would also like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff at St Vincent’s Hospital.
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