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Where and/or how did Neil Burstyn and Ellen Burstyn meet?
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Ellen married fellow actor Neil Burstyn, but the union was turbulent; a schizophrenic, he would have episodes of violence, and eventually left her. He attempted to come back to her, but she rejected him, ultimately divorcing him in 1972. In her autobiography Lessons in Becoming Myself, she revealed that he stalked her over a period of 10 years after she divorced him. He eventually sexually assaulted her, but was not arrested, as spousal rape was not yet considered a crime. He committed suicide in 1978, upon which his parents sent Burstyn a telegram stating "Congratulations, you've won another Oscar; Neil killed himself".