Andrea Joy Yeager is known around the world as the wife of the superstar musician and actor, Bobby Darin.
Andrea Joy Yeager’s Family
Andrea Joy Yeager had a very simple life, and there is no information available about her family background, parents, siblings, etc. She gained prominence because of her relationship with the famous musician, Bobby. Andrea was his second wife. She was previously married to an aerospace technician, Jeri Paul Yeager. After her divorce, she worked as a legal secretary and met Bobby in 1970.
Bobby Darin was born on May 14, 1936, in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. His birth name was Walden Robert Cassotto. Growing up in a rough section of the Bronx, New York, Bobby barely survived several serious bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a damaged heart. It was not until he was an adult that he learned that the woman he thought to be his sister, Vanina Juliette “Nina” Cassotto, 17 years his senior, was in fact his mother, and the woman he thought to be his mother was his grandmother. The identity of his father was never publicly or privately disclosed.
Bobby was previously married to the actress, Sandra Dee and had a son, Dodd Mitchell Darin. After the divorce, Bobby met Andrea and after living together for 3 years, they finally tied the knot on June 25, 1973. However, 4 months later, in October 1973, Bobby filed for divorce because of his worsening health conditions.
Bobby had poor health throughout his entire life because of his weakened heart. During his first heart surgery, he had two artificial valves implanted, then spent most of that year recovering from the surgery. During the last few years of his life, he was often administered oxygen during and after his performances. Bobby died on December 20, 1973, following surgery to repair his heart valve. He died minutes afterward in the recovery room without regaining consciousness. One of the doctors’ diagnoses of Bobby’s death was that he was just too weak to recover. There was no formal funeral ceremony. He willed that his body be donated to the UCLA Medical Facility for research.
Andrea Joy Yeager’s Net Worth
Andrea Joy Yeager worked as a legal secretary and kept her life under wraps. But her deceased husband, Bobby Darin, was one of the most popular American, big band performers and rock and roll idols of the late 1950s. He is widely respected for being a multi-talented, versatile performer, who challenged and successfully mastered many music genres, including folk, country, pop, and jazz. He recorded his first million-selling single, “Splish Splash”, in 1958. That was followed by “Dream Lover”, “Mack the Knife”, and “Beyond the Sea”, which brought him worldwide fame. In 1962, he won a Golden Globe Award for his first film, Come September. According to Forbes, Bobby’s net worth was $40 Million before he died.