After their divorce in 1967, O’Neal described how he tried to get custody of the kids greater than as soon as when, “my ex-wife was washing down half a bottle of barbiturates a day with vodka.”
The courts have been historically reluctant to take youngsters away from the mom, although. As a substitute, O’Neill recounted: “To Joanna’s credit score, when she realized she was hopelessly addicted, she confirmed up on my doorstep in Malibu and handed me our youngsters, then checked right into a hospital. Tatum was seven years previous and Griffin was six.”
Moore’s habit additionally destroyed her profession and she or he was supported by her daughter by the late Nineteen Seventies. Tatum’s personal ebook, A Paper Life, described a childhood scarred by missed meals, syringes round the home, and even her mom taking a 15year-old boyfriend.
A heavy smoker, Moore, died from lung most cancers on November 22, 1997.