Who is Johnny Crawford's wife Charlotte? Do they have any children?

Eve Edwards April 30, 2021
Who is Johnny Crawford's wife Charlotte? Do they have any children?
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Who is Johnny Crawford’s wife Charlotte? We explore the late actor’s family life after news of his death broke on 30 April 2021.

Johnny Crawford was born on 26 March 1946 in Los Angeles, California. He passed away on 29 April 2021 at the age of 75.

Throughout his five-decade-long career, Crawford was best known for playing Mark McCain in The Rifleman. This performance earned him an Emmy nomination. Crawford was also known as one of Walt Disney’s original Mouseketeers.

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Who is Johnny Crawford’s wife Charlotte?

In 1995, Johnny Crawford married his high school sweetheart Charlotte Samco. It is thought that they married on 14 February 1995, according to Crawford’s IMDb profile.

Not much is known about Charlotte personally, despite the fact she is often spoken about on the Johnny Crawford Legacy website.

The two were together until Crawford passed. A statement on the Johnny Crawford Legacy website read: “It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that the Johnny Crawford Legacy team announce the passing of Johnny Crawford. He passed away peacefully this evening, April 29, 2021 with Charlotte, his wife, by his side.”

Did Johnny and Charlotte Crawford have any children?

No. It is thought that Johnny and Charlotte did not have any children of their own.

In the announcement on the Johnny Crawford Legacy website, they mention that Johnny Crawford is survived by Charlotte and his brother Bobby. Johnny Crawford also has a sister named Nance.

In a detailed account of Crawford’s 75th birthday party in March 2021, no children are mentioned. Instead, Bobby and sister Nance brought their children. If Johnny and Charlotte had children, they would’ve been at such a family event.

Tributes to Johnny Crawford’s passing have offered support to Charlotte, not any children or other relatives.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.