Jackie Miller Wiki: Ex-Wife of Randy Sparks

Jackie Miller

Jackie Miller was married to Randy Sparks who was an American musician, singer-songwriter, and founder of The New Christy Minstrels and The Back Porch Majority. They were married in 1958. The couple divorced in 1962. The reasons behind their divorce are not known.

Who Was Jackie Miller?

Jackie Miller grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S. After, she tool divorced Randy Sparks, she always maintained a private life, and her ex-husband, Randy tied the knot to actress Diane Jergens from 1962 until she died in 2018.

The couple had four children, Kevin Ray (born 1963), twins Cameron Michael and Melinda Anne (born 1966), and Amanda Hamilton (born 1970). Sparks died on February 11, 2024, in San Diego

On February 11, 2024, Randy Sparks passed away at the age of 91. A Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to the New Christy Minstrels and him, in 2009.

During Thunder Road’s 1958 opening titles, Sparks sang the theme. In 2009, he emailed DJ Allyn that Robert Mitchum had requested him to play the child brother and compose a theme song, but Sparks sang a Mitchum-co-written song in the theatrical release.

Randy Sparks’ Second Wife Diane Jergens

Diane Jergens was an American film and television actress who was the daughter of Norman C. Irgens, an alderman in Minneapolis, and his wife. She debuted in Ginger (1946). She appeared in 1950s films like The FBI Story with James Stewart and Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn’s Desk Set.

Between 1958 and 1960, Jergens was married to actor Peter Brown who portrayed Deputy Johnny McKay opposite John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop in the 1958 to 1962 ABC-Warner Brothers western television series Lawman and Texas Ranger Chad Cooper on NBC’s Laredo from 1965 to 1967.