Margaret Helen Jesse epitomized the better half of Ted Cassidy. Her birth took place on the 14th of June, 1956.
Her esteemed spouse, Ted Cassidy, entered the world on the 31st of July, 1932. An American actor renowned for his appearances in diverse television shows and films.
Ted was notably distinguished by his towering height, standing at an impressive 6 feet 9 inches. He skillfully portrayed extraordinary characters in science-fiction and unconventional series such as ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and ‘Star Trek’. However, it was his portrayal of Lurch in ‘The Addams Family’ that earned him widespread recognition.
Among the siblings of Margaret Helen Jesse, there was only one brother, the esteemed Dan Jesse, born on the 16th of November, 1947.
The tale of Margaret and Ted’s lives culminated in the last episode of ‘The Addams Family’ titled ‘Lurch’s Grand Romance’. A delightful episode that revolved around love potions and their humorous effects on Lurch and Grandmama. Meanwhile, in the real world, Ted, the actor behind Lurch, had no need for such potions as he had already found love during his college days with his beloved Margaret.
Their paths crossed during their college years in Dallas, Texas. Ted Cassidy, a skilled basketball player and radio broadcaster, was drawn to the charms of the creative and talented Margaret, who was pursuing studies in psychology.
United in matrimony during their early twenties, the zodiac sign of Margaret’s husband was Leo, while her own star sign was Gemini.
Their marital bliss led them to acquire a splendid abode in Dallas, Texas, where they relished a joyous life. The blessings of parenthood soon graced them as they welcomed their first child, Sean Cassidy, in 1957, followed by their daughter, Cameron Cassidy, in 1960.
As their lives unfolded in Texas, Ted’s significant contributions supported the family. Ascending in the realm of radio, he assumed roles as host, producer, and sports director for popular music shows.
A burning desire to act led Ted Cassidy to embark on a new path, which Margaret willingly supported. As he ventured into auditions in California, Margaret stood steadfastly by his side.
Fortune favored Ted Cassidy as he secured a role in the beloved series, ‘The Addams Family’. The couple decided to relocate to California, and after the success of the show, they found themselves searching for a new home.
While Ted focused on filming episodes, Margaret pursued her academic aspirations at UCLA, working towards becoming a psychologist.
As ‘The Addams Family’ met its conclusion shortly after the debut of ‘Lurch’s Big Romance’, Ted Cassidy’s career continued to flourish, primarily as a successful voice actor for animated characters. Regrettably, the couple’s union came to an end in 1975, and four years later, Ted passed away at the age of 46.
His children paid tribute to him, and in accordance with Ted’s final wishes, his ashes were scattered in the backyard of the family home.