David Colloff, Delle Bolton Husband: How did he die?

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David Colloff, Delle Bolton Husband: How did he die?

David Colloff was a screenwriter who is mainly recognized for his marriage to the late American actress Delle Bolton. She is famous for her role in Jeremiah Johnson (1972) and Monk (2002). Besides Colloff is famous for his contribution to movies like Paddy (1970) and The Candidate (1972).

Despite being a celebrity spouse and a professionally renowned individual David managed to avoid all the media traction throughout his life. There isn’t any clear information regarding his personal life including his past years, parents, siblings, education, etc.

Likewise, the couple was married for over 52 years, however, they managed to live a low-key life away from the media limelight. So, when did they marry? Did they share any children?

Let’s go through this article to find out all of the missing pieces following the story of Delle Bolton’s husband David Colloff including his wife, death, and net worth.

David Colloff Was Born In California, His Early Life, Age, And Ethnicity

David Colloff was born David Arie Colloff on 2nd February 1945, in Alameda, California. His birth sign is Aquarius. Besides this, there isn’t any information about his parents and siblings.

Regarding his ethnicity, Arie was said to have Caucasian ancestry and an American by nationality.

David Colloff during his early years.
He is famous for his marriage to Delle Bolton.

On the other hand, his wife Delle Bolton was born on November 12, 1947, in Santa Monica to Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bolton.

He Is A University of California Graduate

David was a well-educated individual, after completing high school at a private school in his locality, he joined the University of California and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in 1967. Likewise, he also earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts, Playwriting, and Theater Arts from the same university in 1972. It was also when he met his future wife Delle.

David Colloff Career Details: He Had Multiple Professions

After graduating from the university, David started working as a Teacher for USC Community School from 1973 to 1977. He had also worked as a Teacher-Program Director and Department Chair at Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences. Similarly, in 1999, Colloff started working as a Teacher and Director of General Studies for the Hebrew Academy and was an Academic Dean and Director of Student Support Services for Shalhevet from (2003- 2007).

David Colloff during a theater play in college.
He was a screenwriter and teacher.

Besides being a teacher, David also worked as an Executive Director for the Willpower Foundation and The Willpower Project. Meanwhile, he also worked as an Educational Therapist for more than 29 years from 1983 to 2012.

He Had Also Worked In Several Movies And TV Shows

Besides his academic accomplishments and multiple jobs, David is a well-recognized screenwriter and actor. His most famous work includes The Candidate (1972) where he wrote the lyrics for the soundtrack A Better Way, and Just a Friend. Likewise, He wrote the soundtrack for the movie Paddy (1970) where he contributed by writing Paddy and Oop Oomp Ee Doo. 

Meanwhile, he also appeared in an episode of the TV series Room 222 where he portrayed the role of a character named Mark.

David Colloff And His Wife Delle Bolton Had Been Married For Over Fifty-Two Years, How Is Their Relationship?

The long-time husband and wife walked down the aisle in May 1970. The duo took their marital vows in Delle’s house in front of close friends and family members. At the time of their wedding, Bolton wore her mother’s gown. The then-newlywed couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary while filming Jeremiah Johnson (1972).

David Colloff and his wife hugging.
The duo was together for more than 52 years.

They had been married for over 52 years and were residing in their beautiful home in Westwood Santa Monica, California but later moved to Western Massachusetts in 2017.

Regarding their first meeting, David met his wife-to-be in 1969 while studying at the University of California. Both were theater arts students, and it was love at first sight. The then-boyfriend and girlfriend dated for a couple of months and decided to take their relationship to another level marrying in 1970.

Do The Couple Have Any Kids?

As we said earlier the lovebirds had been together for more than fifty years, hence, it is without a doubt that people are curious to know if they share any children. So, did they?

David Colloff with his wife and kids.
The couple gave birth to two beautiful daughters

Yes, they do share children, they became parents to two daughters, Anya Delle Colloff and Emily Bolton Colloff. Talking about Anya in detail, she was born in September 1971. She is currently 51 years old and is also a casting director known for Bad Teacher (2011). Anya is currently engaged to Brad Christopher who is a Real Estate Agent & Investor.

Likewise, Emily was born in October 1979. She is 43 years old as of 2023 and is an actress by profession famous for her work in It’s Hard (2000). Likewise, she is currently working as an Arts Education Researcher and Theatre Educator. ⁣

David Colloff And His Wife Delle Are No More: They Passed Away From Cancer Three Months Apart

The screenwriter passed away on March 11, 2022, at the age of 77. He had been suffering from cancer for a while. However, the exact type of cancer hasn’t been revealed yet. While remembering her dad, Anya took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message and love for her late dad saying,

“Our hearts are broken. Last Friday we lost our father and Delle’s husband, David Ari Colloff, after a brief and mighty battle with cancer. He was surrounded by all of us showering him with love as he passed.”

David Colloff with his family.
David was a loving grandfather, husband, and father.

Similarly, after almost three months of David’s passing, the Jeremiah Johnson actress Delle Bolton also followed. She died at the age of 75 of blood cancer in June 2022. Bolton had been suffering from the disease for almost eight years. Likewise, Anya expressed her sorrow with an Instagram post saying,

“About a month ago we lost our beautiful mama, Delle, almost three months to the day after we said goodbye to our dad. Delle had been battling a rare form of blood cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome, for nearly eight years. Like all challenges in her life, she fought this disease with a strength that defied imagination while still managing to keep us laughing with her wickedly dark sense of humor. She passed at Emily’s home while being cared for by both of us.”

David Colloff’s Net Worth

David Colloff was a multi-talented individual and had made a total fortune of around $1 million. He earned his fortune from his career as a teacher, executive director, and screenwriter.

On the flip side, his late wife Delle Bolton was estimated to have a total net worth of around $1.5 million from her career as an actress.