Samantha Lewes was an American actress who, apart from being recognized for appearing in the TV comedy series “Bosom Buddies” and in the TV comedy movie “Mr. Success”, was best known as the ex-husband from the two-time Oscar-winning American actor and producer Tom Hanks and the mother of his children, Colin and Elizabeth Hanks who are both actors. Samantha passed away in 2002.
Personal life, biography and career
Susan Jane Dillingham was born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius on the 29e November 1952m in San Diego, California, in the family of Harriet Hall and John Raymond Dillingham, and besides being an American national, she was also of white ethnicity.
No other details are known about her siblings or her family’s background, but with regard to her educational background, it has been acknowledged that she entered her Skyline High School entrance exam she enrolled at California State University, Sacramento.
In the making movie industry Samantha resurfaced in 1978 when she appeared briefly in an episode of the first season of the BBC TV comedy-drama series “Grange Hill”; however, this engagement was not mentioned. In 1981, she made a guest appearance in the TV comedy series “Bosom Buddies”, starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari. Lewes’ last on-screen appearance came in 1984 when she made a brief cameo appearance in the TV comedy film ‘Mr. Good luck”.
Married to Tom Hanks
Samantha and Tom first met at California State University, Sacramento. Because he was different from other students – “a nerd, a spaz and terribly, painfully, terribly shy” – Tom caught her attention and they began their relationship not long after. They decided to give up their studies and move in together, and in November 1977 they were blessed with a child – a son they named Colin Hanks. Two months later, in January 1978, at the age of 26, Samantha married 22-year-old Tom Hanks. In 1979, the family moved to New York City, where Tom, still unknown as an actor, with the burden of supporting his family on his shoulders, began his career as a comedian, circulating in the bars and comedy clubs of the city.
Three years later, in May 1982, the couple welcomed their second child, daughter Elizabeth Anne Hanks. However in 1984 Samantha and Tom separated due to misunderstandings in communication and eventually filed for divorce, which was finalized in March 1987. mention in one of his interviews years later, he was too young at the time he married Samanthaand did it mainly because he felt lonely and insecure.
Colin Lewes Hanks was born on the 24e November 1977 in Sacramento, California. After graduating from Country Day School, he enrolled at Chapman University before transferring to Loyola Marymount University, where he eventually dropped out. He started his acting career in his father’s 1996 Oscar-nominated musical comedy “That Thing You Do!”.
During the 2000s, he honed his skills by appearing in TV series such as “Roswell”, “Band of Brothers” and “Mad Men”, as well as in films “Orange County” (2002), “11:14” (2003) and the Oscar-winning blockbuster ‘King Kong’ (2005). Colin also starred in several leading roles, including films such as “Alone with Her” (2006), “Untraceable” (2008), “The Great Buck Howard” (2008) and “The House Bunny” (2008). In the 2010s, he appeared in several recurring roles on popular TV series, including ‘The Good Guys’, ‘Dexter’, ‘Lucky’ and ‘What Lives Inside’, ‘Fargo’ and ‘Life in Pieces’.
Elizabeth Ann Hanks was born on the 17e May 1982 in Los Angeles, California.
Tom and Rita with 3 of their children: Truman, Elizabeth and Chet Hanks; who was with his daughter Micaiah.
She attended The Archer School for Girls before enrolling at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Her debut Act performance took place during her father’s breakthrough on-screen – the 1994 romantic drama film “Forrest Gump”, after which she appeared opposite her brother and her father in the movie “That Thing You Do!” (1996). After a gap of 19 years, in 2015 Elizabeth appeared in the short drama film “Anchoraged” while her most recent engagement was a voice actor in an episode of the TV adventure animated series “Big City Greens” in 2019.
Thomas Jeffrey ‘Tom’ Hanks was born on the 9e July 1956, in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn and Amos Mefford Hanks.
In addition to being American, he also has English ancestry through his father and some Portuguese ancestry through his mother’s side. Before enrolling at California State University, Sacramento, he attended Chabot College. His career started in 1980 while his first prominent performance came starring in the 1984 Oscar nominated comedy film “Splash”. Hank starred in a series of leading roles in critically acclaimed films such as ‘The Money Pit’ (1986), ‘Big’ (1988), ‘The ‘Burbs’ (1989) and ‘A League on Their Own’ (1992), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) and “Philadelphia” (1993).
The big break came with the title role in “Forrest Gump” (1994), for which he was honored with an Academy and Golden Globe Awards. He then starred in award-winning films like ‘Apollo 13’ (1995), ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), ‘The Green Mile’ (1999) and the 2000 drama film ‘Cast Away’ for which he also earned an Oscar nomination. . as the Golden Globe Award.
With his career on his way to stardom, Hanks was now starting to appear memorableAAA movies such as “Road to Perdition” (2002), “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007), “Cloud Atlas” (2012), and “Captain Phillips” (2013),” Saving Mr. Banks” (2013) and “Bridge of Spies” (2015) and many others.
He was also the main protagonist of Robert Langdon’s movie franchise based on a series of popular novels by Dan Brown and directed by Ron Howard, consisting of movies “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels and Demons” and “Inferno”.
Additionally, Tom Hanks is the creator of the TV series “Electric City” and the producer of several television series such as “From the Earth to the Moon”, “Band of Brothers”, “The Pacific”, “Big Love” and “Masters of the Air” . In 2016, he became a holder of the French Legion of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Death of Samantha Lewes
early 2002, Lewes was diagnosed with bone cancer. Hanks did his best to help her, making sure she met some of the country’s best and most skilled medical specialists in the field, but the disease had already spread past the tipping point and had damaged her lungs, brain, and other critical organs attacked. After dealing with cancer for a few months, Samantha died at the age of 49 on the 12e March 2002. She is buried in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Sacramento, California.