Charlene Tilton Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Charlene Tilton Quick Info
Height4 ft 11 in
Weight54 kg
Date of BirthDecember 1, 1958
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorGreen

Charlene Tilton is an American actress and singer who is best known for portraying the character of Lucy Ewing in the TV soap opera Dallas from 1978 to 1991. At the peak of her fame due to her work in Dallas, she reportedly featured on more than 500 magazine covers and attracted more than 65 million TV viewers for the episode which involved her character’s wedding. Over the course of her career, she has worked in numerous films and TV series. She is also an accomplished singer whose 1984 single C’est La Vie became a hit in several European countries.

Born Name

Charlene L. Tilton

Nick Name

The Poison Dwarf

Charlene Tilton as seen in June 2010
Charlene Tilton as seen in June 2010 (Greg Hernandez / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

San Diego, California, United States

Residence

Oxnard, Ventura County, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Charlene had attended the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles where she was a cheerleader and President of the Thespians’ Club.

Occupation

Actress, Singer

Family

  • Mother – Katherine Thacker (Office Secretary)
  • Others – Annie Ross (Ex-Aunt-in-Law) (Singer, Actress)

Genre

Dance-Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

RCA Victor

Build

Voluptuous

Height

4 ft 11 in or 150 cm

Weight

54 kg or 119 lbs

Charlene Tilton and DeMarcus Ware as seen in August 2017
Charlene Tilton and DeMarcus Ware as seen in August 2017 (Charlene Tilton / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Charlene has dated –

  1. Johnny Lee (1979–1984) – Charlene married American country music singer Johnny Lee in 1982 while she was pregnant with their daughter Cherish Lee (Actress, Singer) (b. August 20, 1982). They were dating since 1979 and got divorced in 1984.
  2. Domenick Allen (1985–1992) – Charlene dated Scottish musician and singer Domenick Allen for just 6 days before the pair got married on April 7, 1985. They got divorced in 1992.
  3. Cheddy Hart (2001-2009) – She began dating cinematographer Cheddy Hart in 2001 and the couple lived together in Oxnard, California till December 2009, when Cheddy passed away after a sudden heart failure, at the age of 54.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of American descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Green

Charlene Tilton and Bill Oberst Jr. as seen in April 2014
Charlene Tilton and Bill Oberst Jr. as seen in April 2014 (Bill Oberst Jr. / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Has a mole under her lips
  • Stocky frame
  • Charming smile
  • Curvaceous figure

Brand Endorsements

Charlene has appeared in the TV commercials for brands such as –

  • Soft & Dri Antiperspirant (1977)
  • Airborne Cold Medicine (2003)
  • Trivial Pursuit 80’s – Totally 80’s Edition (2006)
  • Abdominizer’s line of workout equipment

Religion

Christianity

Charlene Tilton Favorite Things

  • TV Series – The Brady Bunch (1969-1974)
  • Ice Dancer/Figure Skater – Jayne Torvill
  • Condiments – Butter, Mayonnaise

SourcePeople, The Daily Mail, Daily Record

Charlene Tilton (Right) and Paula Faris as seen in March 2018
Charlene Tilton (Right) and Paula Faris as seen in March 2018 (Charlene Tilton / Instagram)

Charlene Tilton Facts

  1. Charlene’s parents were estranged when her mother was pregnant with her. She grew up never knowing who her father was.
  2. While in high school, her mother was battling mental illness and she was facing a financial crunch. A few years later, at the age of 17, she auditioned and was selected for the role of Lucy Ewing on the TV show Dallas. Charlene had to play the role of the niece of the character J.R. Ewing which was being played by Larry Hagman.
  3. Larry made her comfortable during the shoots and the two developed such a strong bond that she often used to refer to him as her ‘surrogate father’. When her contract had expired, Larry fought with the producers to get her back and Charlene stayed connected with her ‘Uncle Larry’ in the late 90s and early 2000s when he was battling poor health.
  4. Charlene was the guest host for February 21, 1981, episode of the iconic late-night variety show Saturday Night Live. The episode featured a parody of an episode from Dallas through which Charlene had made her name. During the end scenes of the episode, Charlene asked cast member Charles Rocket a question which Charles replied with the f-word. The incident led to his dismissal from the show.
  5. In 2001, she was honored with the ‘Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement’ award by the Young Artist Foundation.
  6. She has done tremendous work for autism awareness and has been a volunteer, since 2010, with Actors for Autism, an organization that facilitates acting workshops for people with autism.
  7. She was a participant in the 7th season of the British ice-skating show Dancing on Ice in 2012.

Featured Image by Greg Hernandez / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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