Nicholas King Nolte indeed made it big in the 1980’s with several hit movies and his many awards. He is a former model and is known for his role in 48 Hours (1982), Affliction (1998) and Warrior (2011) among many other films. Nolte remains a movie star for his gravelly voice and trademark athletic build. He was once the world’s sexiest actor but the veteran actor is pretty much unrecognizable now.
Date of Birth: February 8, 1941
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
True that his life had been filled with troubles from his substance and alcohol addiction; but it still doesn’t change the fact that the iconic actor is a fighter. He went to rehab and made a career comeback with two small projects and received his second Best Actor Oscar nomination for one of them. Keep scrolling as we journey through the personal life of The Good Thief (2003) star.
Franklin A. Nolte (father)
Date of Birth: July 4, 1904
Month of Death: January 1978 (aged 73)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Franklin was the son of a farmer who ran away from home and became a letter winner in college football.
Helen Nolte (mother)
Date of Birth: May 20, 1914
Date of Death: September 23, 2000 (aged 86)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
She worked as a department store buyer and was supportive of her son’s career while she was alive.
Nancy Nolte (elder sister from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1937
Nancy is the only sibling to the Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) actor. She was an executive for Red Cross.
Sheila Page (former spouse)
Year of Birth: 1934
Duration of Marriage: November 28, 1966 – 1970 (4 years)
When Nick was 25, he married older actress Sheila, who was at the time a divorcee already. She was working at a Phoenix repertory company he had joined but after about five years of being together, both couple parted ways. She is mostly known for her role in The New Dick van Dyke Show (1971).
Sharyn Haddad (former spouse)
Duration of Marriage: March 10, 1978 – 1983 (5 years)
Soon after he wed his second wife, Nolte was served with a palimony suit by his former long-term girlfriend Karen Louise Ecklund for community property and support. They eventually settled the case out of court but in no time, the famous lothario was embroiled in an affair with his Canary Row (1982) co-star Debra Winger while still with Haddad. It was no surprise when this second marriage also came to an end and another woman came along.
Rebecca Linger (former spouse)
Year of Birth: 1960
Duration of Marriage: February 19, 1984 – 1994 (10 years)
Nolte had struggled with substance abuse for the majority of his adult life but he was finally encouraged to quit when he met Rebecca. With her, he was sober for about a decade but started drinking again in the late 1990s after their union had crashed. Linger is also a part of the glamour industry herself and was a former model. She is 19 years younger than Nolte.
Clytie Lane (spouse)
Duration of marriage: September 8, 2016 till date
Decades-younger Clytie came into the picture in 2003, a few years after his third divorce but they remained partners for a long time before eventually tying the knot. Both lovers had a daughter in 2007 and continued raising their child together until they officially became man and wife on 2016.
Brawley King Nolte (son with Rebecca Linger)
Date of Birth: June 20, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Committing to having a child and the responsibility that comes with it was one of the hardest decisions Nolte has had to make. As turbulent as his life has been, Nick can be sad to have been a great dad to his kids. He has had a close relationship with his son all his life but now is content to see Brawley happy with his own family.
The Ransom (1996) actor has been married to fellow actress Navi Rawat since September 22, 2012 on the Island of Tahiti and now had his own children with Rawat.
Sophie Lane Nolte (daughter with Clytie Lane)
Date of Birth: October 3, 2007
Zodiac Sign: Libra
She is the child of his old age. One would immediately think Sophie is a granddaughter to the actor but she is indeed his own child.