Charlotte Samco is the wife of the late Johnny Crawford, who was an American actor and singer. He was famous for featuring in The Walt Disney Company original, Mouseketeers, and for playing the role of Mark McCain in Rifleman.
Her husband enjoyed fame and career success from the 1950s to the 1990s, but Charlotte Samco only became famous from her marriage to the late actor. Despite being married to a celebrity, Charlotte Samco did not seem interested in being in the limelight.
Very little or nothing is known about her aside from the fact that she is the wife of Johnny Crawford. The couple, who were high school sweethearts, was married for 26 years, which means they shared a good part of their lives – as a couple.
How Old Is Charlotte Samco?
Charlotte Samco’s age has not been revealed to the media or the public, but we know that she was born and raised in South Dakota. On the other hand, her late husband, Johnny Crawford, was born on the 26th of March 1946 in Los Angeles, California. He died at the age of 75 in 2021.
Considering that Charlotte and Johnny were high school sweethearts, it is possible that he may not be so older than her, and she could be in her 60s or 70s. However, we cannot be so sure as she is yet to confirm her age.
She Attended The Same High School With Johnny Crawford
Charlotte Samco attended the same high school as Johnny Crawford. Unfortunately, we don’t have details about the school. Considering Charlotte was born in South Dakota, she most likely moved to Los Angeles, California, where she attended high school.
This is because there is no evidence of Johnny moving to South Dakota for high school, and he started his career as early as the age of 9 with Walt Disney in California. Further details about Charlotte’s education are not available to the media; as such, we can’t say whether she attended college or not.
Johnny Crawford Was Charlotte Samco’s Boyfriend In High School
While in high school, Johnny Crawford and Charlotte Samco were in a relationship. According to available records, they broke up at some point, but it seemed that they hadn’t gotten enough of each other, so they later got back together in 1990.
When Johnny and Charlotte started dating again, he had become very famous and was enjoying a lot of recognition in Hollywood. Five years after dating, they decided to tie the knot. On the 14th of February 1995, the lovebirds exchanged marital vows, and four years after their wedding, Johnny took a break from being in the spotlight.
This may account for the reason why nothing much is known about Charlotte and her marriage to Johnny. His reason for taking a break from the limelight is not known. However, he returned in 2019 but did not stay active for so long.
Charlotte Was Johnny Crawford’s Wife for 26 Years
Charlotte Samco and Johnny Crawford were married for 26 years. Throughout their marriage, there was never any rumor of divorce or news of a scandal. The lovebirds seem to have enjoyed a happy married life until their union was plagued with an illness.
Johnny Crawford was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2019, the same year he returned to the entertainment industry after a 20 years hiatus. Johnny’s close friend, Paul Petersen, started a GoFundMe fundraiser to assist Johnny Crawford and his family with his medical bills.
He was later moved to a memory care residence for professional medical care, but unfortunately, he contracted COVID-19 and later recovered. After his recovery, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and was moved to a skilled nursing facility.
Later on, he was moved to a smaller care home where he could be close to his wife, but on the 29th of April 2021, he gave up the ghost. Charlotte Samco remained beside her husband throughout his down times and was there for him until he breathed his last.
They Did Not Have Biological Children
Charlotte and Johnny did not have any biological children together, and the reason for this was never revealed to the public. There is also no news of Charlotte Samco having any children before getting married to Johnny and vice versa.
However, in the statement released on Johnny Crawford’s legacy website, he was survived by his wife and two step-daughters, Brenda and Jamie, as well as his sister and her children. We don’t have details about how Johnny Crawford and Charlotte Samco are linked to Brenda and Jamie.
What Does Charlotte Samco Do For A Living?
Charlotte Samco seems to be the kind of woman who does not want the spotlight on her. She keeps almost everything about her away from the public, including her career. At the moment, we do not have details of what she did for a living before getting married to Johnny Crawford and what she did for a living while the marriage lasted.
However, her husband, Johnny Crawford, was a famous actor and singer. During his time in the entertainment industry, he featured in movies and series like The Lone Ranger, The Sheriff of Cochise, The Restless Gun, Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre, The Restless Ones, El Dorado, and Hawaii Five-O.
While building his acting career, he was also making good music. He has five albums to his name and has released songs like Your Nose Is Gonna Grow, Rumors, Proud, and Cry on My Shoulders, to mention just a few.
She Moved to South Dakota After Her Husband’s Death
After the death of her husband, Charlotte Samco has continued to let his fans in on what life without him has been like for her via Johnny Crawford’s legacy website. According to the website, after Johnny’s death, her family convinced her to move back to South Dakota, where she was born. She had mixed feelings about leaving California but decided to move.
She has continued to show appreciation to all her loved ones who showed support during Johnny’s ill health and after his death. It is noteworthy to add that in one of her letters on the website, she made mention of her daughter and granddaughter; as such, it is possible that Charlotte Samco has children.