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Alice Walker has been divorced from Mel Leventhal since 1977. Alice Walker is currently available.

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Alice Walker

Arts - Author

Why Famous: The Color Purple, novel and film

Age: 74 (b. 2/9/1944)

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Mel Leventhal

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Why Famous: Ex-Husband of Alice Walker

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Rebecca196949 yrs.FemaleBiological

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In 1965, Walker met and later married Mel Leventhal, a Jewish civil rights lawyer. They became the first legally married inter-racial couple in Mississippi. This brought them a steady stream of harassment and even murderous threats from the Ku Klux Klan. The couple had a daughter, Rebecca in 1969, but divorced eight years later.

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