Glennis Yeager Wiki – Glennis Yeager Biography
Glennis Yeager was the first wife of Chuck Yeager a United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight. Glennis died in 1990 from Ovarian cancer, his husband would go on to remarry an actress, Victoria Scott D’Angelo in 2003 until his death on the evening of December 7th, 2020, at age 97, in a Los Angeles hospital.
Glennis Yeager Age
Glennis Yeager died in 1990.
Glennis Yeager & Chuck Yeager
Yeager was married to his first wife, Glennis Yeager from 1945 until her death in 1990. He named his plane after his wife Glennis as a good-luck charm; “You’re my good-luck charm, hon. Any airplane I name after you always brings me home.”
Yeager and Glennis moved to Grass Valley, California, after his retirement from the Air Force in 1975. The couple prospered because of Yeager’s best-selling autobiography, speaking engagements, and commercial ventures. Glennis Yeager died of ovarian cancer in 1990. They had four children (Susan, Don, Mickey, and Sharon).
Chuck Yeager Second wife
In 2000, Yeager met actress Victoria Scott D’Angelo on a hiking trail in Nevada County. The pair started dating shortly thereafter and married in August 2003. Subsequent to the commencement of their relationship, a bitter dispute arose between Yeager, his children, and D’Angelo.
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The children contended that D’Angelo, 35 years Yeager’s junior, had married him for his fortune. Yeager and D’Angelo both denied the charge. Litigation ensued, in which his children accused D’Angelo of “undue influence” on Yeager, and Yeager accused his children of diverting millions of dollars from his assets. In August 2008, the California Court of Appeal ruled for Yeager, finding that his daughter Susan had breached her duty as trustee. Hundreds of thousands of dollars had been illegally removed from his accounts.
Chuck Yeager Death & Cause of Death
Yeager lived in Northern California and died on the evening of December 7, 2020, at age 97, in a Los Angeles hospital. His second wife, Victoria, confirmed to CNN Monday night that Yeager had passed after she tweeted from Yeager’s verified Twitter account that the World War II flying ace had died.
“An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest pilot,” she tweeted.
Fr @VictoriaYeage11 It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET. An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever.
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) December 8, 2020
Tributes have poured in for Yeager, led by Nasa administrator, Jim Bridenstine, who called his death a “tremendous loss” for Americans.
“Today’s passing of Gen Chuck Yeager is a tremendous loss to our nation,” Bridenstine said in a statement. “Gen Yeager’s pioneering and innovative spirit advanced America’s abilities in the sky and set our nation’s dreams soaring into the jet age and the space age. He said, ‘You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.’”