What Is The Secret To William Daniels And Bonnie Bartlett's Long-Lasting Marriage? They Gladly Share It!

Date May 11, 2018

William Daniels can boast about a 75-plus-year career in showbiz! You probably know him as Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere or Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World. The actor also appeared on countless TV dramas and comedies.

But despite his career success, he is certain that the best move he's ever made was marrying actress Bonnie Bartlett. The two tied the knot back in 1951. And even now, the couple remains inseparable.

What is the key to their long-lasting marriage?

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They gladly share their secret. To make your marriage last, you just need to respect one another.

Both Daniels and Bartlett are actors, and they often look at each other’s work to help do what they want to do. As William says:

We help each other, and we respect each other, and that's the ingredients I think that makes a successful relationship.

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They never expected romance, roses, and wedding bells. The couple just liked to be together, and their happiness had nothing to do with wedding and marriage. Instead, what made them happy was their work and children.

There’s one more secret to a strong relationship that Daniels shares. And it’s quite witty and funny:

You’ve got to realize who the boss is. And it’s usually the wife.

Do you think it’s true?

Apart from being a husband and wife, Bartlett and Daniels also starred together on St. Elsewhere. And as Bartlett says, they absolutely enjoyed playing in it together.

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After all, they respect each other not only as spouses but also as collegues and co-stars.

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