Bonney Lindsey: Everything About Burt Ward’s First Wife

Bonney Lindsey: Everything About Burt Ward's First Wife

Who is Bonney Lindsey?

Bonney Lindsey is the daughter of famous music conductor Mort Lindsey and the first wife of actor Burt Ward, who played Robin in the Batman TV series. Bonney Lindsey and Burt Ward married in 1965 and had a daughter named Lisa Ann Ward in 1966. The marriage did not last for eternity as expected; the couple divorced in 1967 after just two years of marriage. It is unknown if she moved on to marry someone else, as she prefers to keep her life private from the media.

What does Bonney Lindsey do for a living?

Regarding Bonney Lindsey’s professional journey, we have no information pointing out precisely what she did for a living. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if she followed in the footsteps of her father and husband, working in the entertainment industry. However, her choice to keep details of her life away from the media suggests a privacy preference.

Bonney Lindsey’s Parent

Father of Bonney Lindsey, Mort Lindsey, was born Morton Lippman on March 21, 1923, in Newark, New Jersey and died on May 4, 2012 in Malibu, California. He was an orchestrator, composer, pianist, conductor, and musical director who worked with Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Pat Boone, Jack Narz, and Merv Griff—a man of many talents.

He went to the Newark Arts High School. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces, and in the 1940s, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and a master’s degree from Columbia University. He eventually returned to Columbia University, where he received his doctorate in music. 

He worked closely with Garland as her musical director, arranging and conducting music for her tours and performances. Bonney Lindsey also contributed to Broadway productions and television shows, earning multiple Emmy Awards. His talent and expertise in conducting and arranging music made him a respected figure in the industry. She was teaching in 1974.

Judy Johnson is the mother of Bonney Lindsey, also known as Betty Bonney. She is a singer who performed with the Les Brown Orchestra and recorded the hit song “Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio” in 1941. She married Mort Lindsey in 1954, and they had six children together: Bonney, Deborah, Judy, David, Steve and Trevor.

Bonney Lindsey is a mother of one

Bonney Lindsey has one child, a daughter named Lisa Ann Ward, who was born in 1966 with Burt Ward. Lisa Ann Ward is also an animal lover and works with her father, Burt Ward, in his charitable organization, Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions. Burt also had another daughter named Melody Lane Ward with another woman in 1991.

Melody, Burt’s youngest daughter, grew up helping her parents with their dog rescue business. When the family relocated to Riverside County from Los Angeles to concentrate on assisting dogs needing homes, she was just a child. She has spent most of her life out of the spotlight but has gone to various events and appearances with her father.

Burt Ward: Bonney Lindsey’s Ex-husband

Bonney Lindsey’s former husbandBurt Ward, born Bert John Gervis Jr. on July 6, 1945, is an American actor, animal rights campaigner, and businessman. He played Dick Grayson’s Robin, the sidekick of Batman (played by Adam West), in the television series Batman (1966-1968), its theatrical feature film, the Saturday morning animated series.

Bonney Lindsey, the daughter of conductor Mort Lindsey, was Ward’s first wife. Ward married Lindsey on July 19, 1965, and divorced in 1967. In 1966, they had one daughter. He married actress Kathy Kersh from 1967 to 1969, whom he met when she starred as a guest villain on the Batman television series. From 1985 until 1989, he was married to model Mariana Torchia. Ward has been married to Tracy Posner since 1990. On February 16, 1991, their daughter was born.

The New Adventures of Batman (1977), the two-episode pilot Legends of the Superheroes (1979), the animated reunion films Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) and Batman vs. Two-Face (2017), and the live-action television event Crisis on Infinite Earth (2019).

Bert John Gervis Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 6, 1945. Bert Sr. was the proprietor of the “Rhapsody On Ice” travelling ice show. Ward was mentioned as a professional ice skater in Strange as It Seemed when he was two. 

As a child, he was a fan of comic books like Superman and Superboy and the action-adventure show Adventures of Superman. He got the moniker “Sparky” in his childhood, allegedly because of the sparkles his skates kicked off during his routines or his lively personality.

He excelled in high school sports such as football, track, and wrestling; he was also a chess club member and a Taekwondo practitioner. Following graduation, he enrolled in college while working part-time for his father’s real estate firm.