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Neil Burstyn has been divorced from Ellen Burstyn since April, 1972. They had been married for 8.3 years. Neil Burstyn is now deceased.

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Neil Burstyn

Arts - Author

Why Famous: Ex spouse of Ellen Burstyn

Age: 39 (7/17/1939 - 11/1/1978)


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Ellen Burstyn

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Age: 84 (b. 12/7/1932)

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Event Start Date Length
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Married 1964 8.3 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Divorced 04/1972 --
 Total8.3 years*

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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".

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