Who Was Dionne Warwick’s Ex-Husband William?

DURING the earlier years of her life, Dionne Warwick tied the knot twice.

The GRAMMY Award winner married William Elliott twice.

Dionne Warwick and William Elliott on their way to the 1972 Oscars


Dionne Warwick and William Elliott on their way to the 1972 OscarsPhoto credit: Getty

Who Was Dionne Warwick’s Ex-Husband William?

William Elliott, born June 4, 1934, was an American actor and jazz musician from Baltimore, Maryland.

William had a recurring role on the CBS show Bridget Loves Bernie in the early 1970s.

He also had roles in the films Change of Habit, Coffy, and Night of the Lepus.

In the early to mid-1960s, William formed his own music group.

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That’s how he met his future ex-wife, Dionne Warwick, who sang background vocals for the band.

Speaking of her marriage to William, Dionne recalled to The Guardian: “I was the main breadwinner in the family and that’s very difficult for the male ego.

“It just became too much for my husband and we decided it would be best for us to go our separate ways.”

On September 30, 1983, William lost his battle with cancer.

He was survived by his and Dionne’s two children, David and Damon.

When did Dionne marry William?

Dionne and William first married in 1966.

However, the couple arrived in Splitsville a year later in May 1967.

The two musicians reconciled and started walking down the aisle again in August 1967.

Dionne confessed to being her family's breadwinner, which caused friction with William


Dionne confessed to being her family’s breadwinner, which caused friction with WilliamPhoto credit: Getty

In 1975, Dionne and William went their separate ways and divorced for the second time.

Who are Dionne’s sons David and Damon?

David and Damon Elliott are Dionne’s two sons with William.

Like their parents, both sons have made music their profession.

David is a songwriter while Damon is a producer who goes by the alias Buck 22.

Damon has produced songs for Destiny’s Child, Jessica Simpson, Bone Thugs N Harmony and P!nk.

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