Gayle Hardage Biography, Wiki

Gayle Hardage got married to Frank Bonner as their fifth wife in 2006. Gayle Hardage is best known for being the wife of an American actor, and television director, who was best known for playing sales manager Herb Tarlek on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Frank died on February 28th, 1942 at the age of 79.

Gayle Hardage Married to Frank Bonner

Bonner got married to his high-school sweetheart, Gayle Hardage, on July 28, 2006. He is a father of four and has been a foster parent to abused and neglected children.

Gayle Hardage and Bonner Family Profile

She was the high school sweetheart of Bonner to whom she had been wed since 2006 and his four children.

Bonner was married four times, his first wife of Sharon Gray whom he married in 1966 and divorced in 1971. His second marriage was to Mary A. Rings who he married in 1972 and divorced in 1975. Bonner’s third marriage was to Lillian Garrett-Groag, an American playwright, theater director, and actress. Her plays include The Ladies of the Camellias, The Magic Fire, and The White Rose. They were married for 3 years from 1977 until their divorce in 1980.

Frank Bonner Death and Cause of Death

Bonner died Wednesday at his home in Laguna Niguel, California, of complications from Lewy body dementia, his wife, Gayle, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Frank Bonner, who played Herb Tarlek on the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” has died, according to TMZ. He was 79.

Bonner passed away “peacefully” Wednesday amid his battle with Lewy body dementia, his family told TMZ.

His passing has inspired condolences and praise — especially for his suits — from fans and media professionals alike on social media. “Very sad news for me. I loved working with him,” wrote SiriusXM radio host Michael Des Barres. “Impeccable timing as a comedic actor and a really nice man. RIP.”

Said singer and CBC broadcaster Julie Nesrallah, “RIP Frank Bonner. Perfectly cast. Decorating the heavens with plaid suits at that great radio station in the sky.”

Tim Parent, news director at Calgary, Canada’s 660 News, concluded that “WKRP” was “was a documentary, not a sitcom” — though he couldn’t say the same for Tarlek’s attire.

Said Parent, “Every #radio sales department has someone like Herb Tarlek (only with nicer suits.) RIP Frank Bonner.”

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