Burt Bacharach and Jane Hansen met in 1954 while they were both students at the University of California, Berkeley. They married in 1955 and had two children together, but their marriage was stormy from the start. In 1961, Jane filed for divorce citing “incurable incompatibility.” The couple’s relationship seemed to have been a convenient one, but there was more to it than that. Bacharach wrote about this period in his life in his autobiography: “I had been so much abused by women that I determined never again to get involved with any woman who might wish me harm.”
Who is Jane Hansen?
Jane Hansen was Burt Bacharach’s fourth wife. She was born in New York City, and her father owned a furniture store. As a teenager, she sang with The Cookies and later became a member of The Duprees before marrying Bacharach in 1971.
Who is Burt Bacharach?
Burt Bacharach is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and pianist. He was born in New York City on March 1st 1937.
He has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and won three Golden Globes for his work as a composer, singer and songwriter. He also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song from the films “Tangerine Dream” (1977) and “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” (1976).
Why did they get divorced?
Jane Hansen and Burt Bacharach divorced in 1970, but it wasn’t for the usual reasons. Jane was diagnosed with cancer and it was causing her health to deteriorate. This caused Burt to worry about his wife’s well-being and he asked her to get a divorce so that she could focus on getting better.
Jane was a strong woman who handled the situation well by asking for help from friends and family members who were able to provide emotional support during this difficult time in their lives.
Burt and Jane’s relationship
Burt and Jane’s relationship seems to have been one of convenience, but they actually had a great deal of affection for one another.
Jane and Burt were married for a short time, then divorced. They remarried and remained married until his death in 2012.
In light of these facts, it is difficult to say whether they had an affectionate relationship or not. But the fact that they were together for so long suggests that there was some warmth between them at some point in their lives–and perhaps even after their divorce.
It seems that Burt and Jane were good for each other, but they weren’t meant to last. It was a case of convenience and affection, not love.