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Samantha Lewes Biography

Samantha Lewes

Facts of Samantha Lewes

Date of Birth: 1952 , November-29
Date of Death: 2002 , March-29
Birth Nation: United States
Name Samantha Lewes
Birth Name Susan Jane Dillingham
Nick Name Samantha
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Diego, California
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Famous for Bosom Buddies, Mr. Success and Being the ex-wife of Tom Hanks
Married Yes
Married to Tom Hanks
Children Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Divorce Yes
TV Show Bosom Buddies, Mr. Success
Died 12th March, 2002

Quick Timeline of Samantha Lewes

1952 Born in San Diego, California
1990 Debut in Bosom Buddies
1978 Married Tom Hanks
1987 Divorced Tom Hanks
2002 Death due to Bone cancer

Detail Timeline of Samantha Lewes

November 29 , 1952

Born in San Diego, California

Samantha Lewes was born on 29 November 1952 in San Diego, California. Her birth name is Susan Jane Dillingham, which she later changed after entering Hollywood. 


Debut in Bosom Buddies

Samantha Lewes made her debut in 1990 in the TV sitcom, Bosom Buddies where she acted alongside her future husband Tom Hanks.

January 24 , 1978

Married Tom Hanks

Samantha Lewes married Tom Hanks on 24th January 1978. The couple was blessed with two kids; a son named Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Ann Hanks.

March 19 , 1987

Divorced Tom Hanks

Samantha Lewes divorced Tom Hanks divorced on 19 March 1987 after Tom Hanks started his affairs with actress Rita Wilson.

March 12 , 2002

Death due to Bone cancer

Samantha Lewes died on 12 March 2002. She had been battling bone cancer for many years, which later spread to her lungs and brain. Samantha was 50 years of age when she died.


Samantha Lewes was an American actress popular for her roles in movies like Bosom Buddies and Mr. Success. She is also best remembered as the ex-wife of famous American actor Tom Hanks, who has acted in films like Cast Away and Saving Private Ryan. She died on 12th March 2002 after suffering from bone cancer.

Samantha Lewes' Early Life

Samantha Lewes was born as Susan Jane Dillingham, in San Diego, California, on 29 November 1952. She has not disclosed the name of her parents in her wiki.


CAPTION: Samantha Lewes with ex-husband Tom Hanks

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She is of American nationality and her ethnicity is white. There are also no details concerning her academic background.

Samantha Lewes' Acting Career

The late American actress started her career in television in 1980 when she appeared alongside ex-husband Tom Hanks in the TV series Bosom Buddies, alongside Holland Taylor.

Samantha has also acted in the TV movie Mr. Success (1984). Apart from that, there are no details about her career.

Samantha Lewes' Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, & Death

Samantha Lewes met Tom Hanks on the set of Bosom Buddies, and they instantly started dating each other. After going out for some time they got married on 24th January 1978

Together the couple welcomed their first son before their marriage in 1977 whom they named Colin Hanks. During the time of birth, Samantha was 25 while Hanks was 22.

After 5 years of their marriage, the pair welcomed a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hanks.

Samantha and Tom Hanks got divorced on 19 March 1987 after the latter started an affair with actress Rita Wilson.

Samantha Lewes' Death

After the divorce, Samantha was frequently ill and was later diagnosed with bone cancer. The cancer spread to her lungs and brain, thereby killing her on March 12, 2002.

She was 50 years of age when she died in Sacramento, California.

Samantha Lewes' Net Worth

There are no reviews on Samantha Lewes' net worth and properties as she died a long time ago.

Her ex-husband, however, has a huge net worth of $350 million. Tom Hanks resides at his $26 million mansion in Pacific Palisades, California.

For his role in Saving Private Ryan, starring Vin Diesel and Matt Damon, Hanks was paid $74 million.

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