LIFESTYLE

John Derek Was A Proud Father Of Two Beautiful Kids, And His Daughter Sean Follows In His Footsteps

June 21, 2019

John Derek was an American actor, director and photographer. He was best known for marrying glamorous actresses and launching the career of his last wife, Bo Derek.

The talented actor appeared in several films such as Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, and Rogues of Sherwood Forest. He died from cardiovascular disease at the age of 71.

His beautiful children

John was married to Russian-born American actress Pati Behrs-Derek-Lindley. She was known as the first of his gorgeous wives. They met when Pati moved to the United States. During their 9-year marriage, the couple had two children - Russell Andre Derek and Sean Catherine Derek.

Where are John’s children?

John's first child, Russell, was born with serious health problems. He was later injured badly in a motorcycle crash and became a quadriplegic - paralyzed from the chest down. He died in 1999 a year after his father passed away.

Meanwhile his daughter, Sean, is a successful writer. She began her writing career as a photojournalist. Though she has authored two books, Sean has a passion for the classics and animation.

She spent several seasons as a writer/story editor on Hanna-Barbera series, The Smurfs and Warner Brothers animation of Batman. The talented writer who won several awards once published a tell-all book about her father.

Like father like daughter

It’s safe to say Sean followed her father’s footsteps in the entertainment industry and inherited his great talent. John’s third wife, Linda Evans, described Sean as a creative genius just like her father.

Besides being a talented actor, John was a devoted father of two kids, and Sean still misses him a lot!