Former father-in-law of Don Johnson and Steven Bauer.
His parents were Elmer and Hilda. He also had a younger sister named Sally.
Was age 18 when he married Tippi Hedren, who was age 22.
Father-in-law of Antonio Banderas and Heather Griffith.
Father of actress Melanie Griffith by first wife actress Tippi Hedren, and father of actress Tracy Griffith and production designer Clay A. Griffith by second wife, actress Nanita Greene Samuels.