Jan Alweiss, the second wife of Tiny Tim who expired in 1996 at age 64!
- Jan Alweiss or Miss Jan was the second wife of the late American singer Tiny Tim.
- Later she was his divorcee and he went on to wed Susan Marie Gardner in 1995.
- But he expired in 1996 at age 64. Did Jan have any child with Tiny?
Let us find out.
Jan Alweiss and her marriage with Tiny Tim
Jan Alweiss and Tiny Tim met in 1983 and began dating. The two met at the private alumni club called Williams Club situated between Times Square New York and Grand Central Station. Jan was an aspiring singer at that time.
But their romance progressed very fast and one year later on 20 June 1984, they said I Do to each other and started their married life.
Jan was only 23 years of age at that time while Tiny was 52 years old. First, they wed in Las Vegas but one year later, they had a second marriage in a synagogue for the sake of Jan’s parents.
But somewhere along the way, love was lost and the couple separated after 10 years of marriage. But Sue revealed that the two never lived together and though they kept the married label on them, they were seeing each other as well as others.
It was something like an open marriage. The divorce was completed in 1995. The couple has no children together.
About Jan Alweiss
Jan whose full name was Jan Alweiss Kaury was a sophisticated and glamorous girl with brains. Tiny’s third wife Sue said that Jan was a very New York type of girl.
She was intelligent, wily, and worldly. Jan understood him and he too could understand her. Jan had a keen interest in showbiz. And Tiny wanted someone as a life partner whom he could take around for social events.
Sue also revealed that Jan was a good dresser. She was not afraid to speak anything and often Tiny used to get embarrassed by what she said in public.
Jan did not want to reside with Tiny’s Yiddish mother when he went on tours. She had her own house just two blocks away from Tiny’s house and would visit him every weekend. Tiny’s mother died in July 1986 at age 93.
Tiny Tim’s other relationships, marriages, and children
Tiny had many relationships even when he was married. On 17 December 1969, he married Miss Vicki – his seventeen-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Mae Budinger on TV in front of 45 million viewers of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
In 1991, they had a daughter named Tulip Victoria. But they lived separately for most of their married life and divorced after 8 years in 1977.
After he divorced Jan, Tiny wed Susan Marie Gardner, known as Miss Sue. They lived in Minneapolis.
In September 1996, he developed a heart attack while performing. He was hospitalized and recovered. He defied doctors’ advice to not perform due to health reasons.
On 30 November 1996, he developed a second heart attack during the performance and succumbed to it. He was 64 at the time of death.
Source: Tiny Tim’s Tiptoe Through the Tulips of Life, Wikipedia