Frederick Maxwell Karger.
Date of birth : February 13, 1916, New York.
Profession musical director at the Columbia, composer and singing teacher.
With his first wife Patti Robin Sacks (March 21, 1918, Missouri-May 27, 1933, California), a model studying law, they had a daughter Terence "Terry" Meredith (July 29, 1941, Los Angeles). They divorced on November 29, 1948.
In 1948 Marilyn followed his diction and singing courses; she crazily fell in love with him. Although their love
2 versions of their first meeting together :
In 1948, before the shooting of "Ladies of the Chorus", he took an appointment to an orthodontist, Dr Walter taylor, who corrected a light blemish (her anterior teeth slightly advanced), bleached her teeth and made her wear braces for the night.
Christmas 1948 : she offered him a 500$ watch, for which she took a 2 years credit.
They attended the New Year's Eve party on December 31, 1948, at the producer Sam Spiegel's home
Marilyn would have probably wanted to marry him, but, despite the fact that his mother and sister were very tied to Marilyn, he refused this possibility. He also thought that the young starlet, aged 21, wouldn't be a good mother for his daughter Terry.
He married Jane Wyman on November 1, 1952.
They would divorce on December 7, 1954, then, they would remarry on March 11, 1961, before divorcing again on March 9, 1965.
He married Elizabeth Ann Hill (October 17, 1933-July 22, 2007) on August 8, 1969 in Los Angeles; they lived together until his death in 1979.