Who is Kathryn Holcomb? Facts About Bruce Boxleitner’s Ex-Wife


Kathryn Holcomb is an actress best known for How the West Was Won (1976)Super train (1979)and Simon & Simon (1981). More than her acting career, she is popular as the ex-wife of an American actor and science fiction and suspense writer Bruce Boxleitner.

Kathryn and Bruce were married for ten years from 1977 to 1987. After her divorce from Boxleitner, she married again. Well, who is her second husband? Are they still together?

Read all about Kathryn Holcomb here in the article below, from her early years to her career in TV and movies, and her marriage.


How old is Kathryn Holcomb? Her education and early life

As of 2023, Kathryn Holcomb may be in her 70s. While her exact year of birth is not known, she celebrates her birthday on March 16 every year. Likewise, she was raised by her parents in her hometown of Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kathryn Holcomb is now in her 70s
Kathryn Holcomb with a book.

In terms of education, Kathryn attended Clear Creek High School. She also studied Canyon Highs school in Santa Clarita, California according to her Facebook information. For higher education, Holocomb went to California State University, Northbridge.

Moreover, she belongs to white ethnicity and is American by nationality.

Kathryn Holcomb is an actress; Her TV shows and movies

As mentioned earlier, Kathryn is an actress. She started her entertainment career with the 1973 movie Supersonic Super girls as Kitty Holcomb. A year later, she portrayed the character Helen Connery in the film Our time.

Kathryn Holcomb was an actress
Young Kathryn Holcomb in a movie scene

With her appearance as a big screen actress in two movies, Holcomb then made her television debut in 1978. She appeared as Karen Rayburn in an episode of the TV series Potato chips. Furthermore, her television career credits include Fantasy Island, Matches, How the West Was Won, Detour to terror, Houston Knights, and others. She was last seen on screen playing a mother character in an animated musical comedy film Rock-A-Doodle.

Besides acting, she has also worked as a soundtrack artist in the song “Beautiful Dreamer” in the series How the West Was Won.

Kathryn is also a Painter

The How the West Was Won famous actress is also a painter. After she retired from big screen acting, it seems that Kathryn took a new path and became a painter. On her Facebook, she keeps uploading her paintings and sometimes also shares statuses about her painting.

Kathryn Holcomb is also a painter
Kathryn Holcomb’s painting. Source: Her Facebook

On March 25, 2010, she wrote:

“I finished my SPACESHIP painting and gave it to the Huntington…as soon as I remember how to post it I will…the next painting for the kids at the hospital will be a carnival…yippie!!”

Looking at the caption, it seems like she was also painting for a social cause. She also does theatre.

Kathryn Holcomb is Bruce Boxleitner’s ex-wife

Los Angeles native Kathryn and her now ex-husband Bruce Bozleitner tied the knot the 28th of May, 1977.

Kathryn Holcomb is Bruce Boxleitner's ex-wife
Kathryn Holcomb with her ex-husband.

The couple reportedly dated for a year before getting married. Based on this, there’s a chance the former flames first met on the set of the 1976 TV series, How the West Was Won in which they played brother-sister roles on screen. Later they fell in love and got married.

Initially, like any new couple, Kathryn and her husband had a great married life. From their marriage, they even welcomed their two beautiful children. But as time passed, their relationship started to fall apart and their marriage lasted only ten years. The duo legally separated in 1987.

Kathryn Holcomb is now married to her husband Ian Ogilvy

After her divorce from Bruce, Kathryn remained single for several years and later found the love of her life again. On June 28, 1992she again walked down the aisle for the second time with an English writer and novelist Ian Ogilvy.

Kathryn Holcomb is married to Ian Ogilvy
Kathryn Holcomb with her current husband

Leading up to 2023, it’s been more than three decades since the pair have been together as husband and wife and they still adore each other. On their 21st birthday, Holcomb wrote a status on her Facebook that read:

Today 21 years ago HE and SHE got married. It was the best decision SHE ever made. Happy birthday grumpy funny old man. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

As her status illustrates, she is a happily married woman and so in love with her current husband.

On the other hand, her ex-husband Bruce also remarried. After divorcing Holcomb, he married the actress Melissa Gilbert on January 1 1995. But like his first marriage, it didn’t last long either and the two ended their relationship with a divorce. Currently, he is married to a publicist Verena King. They exchanged vows October 5, 2016.

Kathryn Holcomb shares two sons with her ex-husband

As mentioned earlier, from her ten-year marriage with her ex-husband Bruce, she welcomed two children.

Her firstborn son is Sam Boxleitner who is now 42 years old. He was born on July 19, 1980, in Los Angeles. By profession, Sam is an actor, director, writer and musician. Furthermore, he is a married man. Kathryn’s eldest son is married to a make-up artist Andrew Steele and has a daughter named Lulu.

Kathryn Holcomb is a mother of two
Kathryn Holcomb’s sons with their father

Also her youngest son Lee Boxleitner on November 16, 1985, and is currently 38 years old. Professionally, he also works in the film industry. Lee is a writer and director at Culture Creative. According to his Facebook info, he is currently single.

Furthermore, she is also a stepmother to her second husband’s son Titus Ogilvy who is a movie producer. Titus is her current husband’s son with his first wife Diane Sarah Patricia Hart.

Kathryn Holcomb is on social media

The Los Angeles native is extremely active on Facebook with 378 friends. Aside from Facebook, we couldn’t find her on other social media handles like Instagram and Twitter.

On the other hand, her famous ex-husband Bruce has an official page on Instagram and Twitter with 9673 and 27.2k followers respectively.

Where is Kathryn Holcomb today?

Talking about her whereabouts, Kathryn currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband.

She is currently spending her old age with her beloved husband and her sons nearby. Kathryn also appears to be active in some fundraising programs.

Kathryn Holcomb’s Net Worth

Reportedly, she has a net worth of $1 million. She must have earned this amount from her career in TV and film. Meanwhile, her ex-husband Bruce Boxleitner has an estimated net worth of $3 million, and her current husband Ian is worth $5 million according to sources.