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Walter Cronkite's relationship with Betsy Maxwell Cronkite ended when Walter Cronkite died on March 16, 2005. They had been married for 64.9 years.

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Walter Cronkite

Media - Newsman / Anchor

Why Famous: is a retired American broadcast journalist for the CBS Evening News

Age: 92 (11/4/1916 - 7/17/2009)


Walter Cronkite's Relationships (2)

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Betsy Maxwell Cronkite

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Spouse of Walter Cronkite

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Betsy Maxwell Cronkite's Relationships (1)

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Event Start Date Length
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Engaged n/a --
Married 3/30/1940 64.9 years
Deceased 3/16/2005 --
 Total64.9 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Nancy Elizabeth11/8/194869 yrs.FemaleBiological
Mary Kathleen 'Kathy'9/5/195067 yrs.FemaleBiological
Walter Leland 'Chip'195266 yrs.MaleBiological

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"I was so striken that I was afflicted with a shyness that is hardly my hallmark"[upon first meeting with his wife, Betsy] Walter Cronkite

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