Joanne Papile : Facts About Dwayne Hickman's 2nd Wife

Joanne Papile is known as the second wife of American actor Dwayne Hickman who was known very well for his great acting. Joanne Papile’s ex-husband Dwayne Hickman was an American actor and television executive, producer and director.

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Joanne Papile : Bio Summary

Full NameJoanne Papile
Famous asEx-wife of Dwayne Hickman
Age72 years old
Date of Birth1950
Place of Birth  United States of America
Zodiac signUnknown
Children unknown
HusbandDwayne Bernard Hickman

Joanne Papile Age, Wikipedia

Joanne Papile full name is Joanne Purtle Papile and she was born in 1939 and should be 83 years old if she is still alive. She was born in Norfolk, Massachusetts to Edward Papile and Louise Papile. She is an American citizen. She grew up with her parents and siblings in Quincy, Massachusetts. Her ethnicity was white.

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Quite unfortunately, there is no information on the career or job of Joanne Papile. Nevertheless, judging from her former husband’s choices in his wives, we can say that Joanne Papile in the entertainment industry, maybe an actress herself. Dare I say, she has maybe even made some appearances in one or two of the shows he acted in.

For her ex-husband Dwayne though, some information is available. He was born as Dwayne Bernard Hickman on the 18th of May, 1934 in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America. Dwayne was the son of Milton Louis Hickman born in 1906 (his father) and Katherine Louise Ostertag, born in 1907 (his mother).

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His plan when he graduated from Cathedral High School in 1952 was to become a Passionist priest, but settled finally decided on being just a Priest and so attended Loyola Marymount University to fulfil the dream which as we can see did not come to fruition.

Joanna Papile and Dwayne Bernard marriage

As mentioned above, Joanna was wedded to Dwayne Hickman while he was still alive. Joanna got married to Dayne in 1977 and after 4 short years of marriage, she got divorced from him in 1981.  Unfortunately, in their four years of marriage, Joanna did not bear any kids for Dwayne as proof of their marriage, however, during her marriage, she was the stepmother to two of Dwayne’s sons whom he had from his initial marriage to Carol Christen. 

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After the duo got divorced, Joanna also went low-key and decided to live a very private life. As it stands, there is no news about what she did after the divorce. We do not know if she remarried, got into some relationships or if she ever had kids. 

As for her former husband Dwayne, he married again making him have three marriages in total.  His first marriage was to Carol Christensen from which he had 2 sons and his 3rd marriage that lasted till his death was to Joan Roberts from which he had one child. Two of his children are known, they are; Albert Thomas Hickman and John Hickman.

Joanna Papile ex-husband

Dwayne Bernard Hickman on the other hand we know was an American actor and television executive, producer and director who worked as an executive at CBS and has also briefly recorded as a singer.

His first ever screen appearances (his debut) were as an extra in The Grapes of Wrath which aired in 1939 and then Men of Boys Town which also aired in 1941. his brother Darryl was featured in the movie ‘Men of Boys Town’.

Joanne Papile : Facts About Dwayne Hickman's 2nd Wife

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During his time as an actor, he was given the nickname Dobie Gills. The name emanated from the role he portrayed as Dobie Gills in the 1950s and 1960s sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. He played his starring role so well that that was the name people remembered him and called him by. His other most remembered roles are roles as Chuck MacDonald, Bob Collins’ girl-crazy teenaged nephew, in the 1950s sitcom The Bob Cummings Show which he also played very well.


Dwayne Hickman her former husband passed away on the 9th of January, 2022 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, in the USA. Dwayne dies at the age of 87. Dwayne suffered from Parkinson’s disease and that is said to be the cause of his death.

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