David Jacobs’ Married Wife and Children: Meet His Spouse Diana Jacobs and Kids Aaron, Molly, Albyn

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Television writer David Jacobs was married twice in his entire life but had children with both of his wives. Let’s meet his current partner, ex-spouse and kids.

Legendary David Jacobs was an American screenwriter/television writer, producer, and director. He had a successful career in the entertainment industry that spans over decades.

He is the creator of CBS primetime series “Knots Landing,” “Dallas” and “Paradise.”

Sadly, he was confirmed dead by a family on August 20, 2023, in Burbank, California, U.S. He was aged 84.

The renowned writer behind the iconic American soap had been battling Alzheimer’s for several year.

Following his tragic death news, many were in an inquisition to know more about his bereaved family, especially his spouse and children, who will grieve the most. Read on for more about his personal life.

Who is David Jacobs’ wife?

David Jacobs has been married twice but has had one divorce. The name of his current partner before he died is Diana Jacobs and that of his first wife was Lynn Pleshette.

There are literally no further information regarding his first marriage other than the fact that David and actress Lynn married for a while and welcomed a child.

However, the duo separated and moved on in life. Later, Lynn got married to her current spouse, John Pleshette, and share one baby with him.

As for David, he later met and started a new relationship with a woman named Diana Jacobs. They tied the knot in 1977 and lived together until his death.

Diana and David became parents to two kids in their longterm marriage.

David Jacobs with Dallas crew. Image Source: Getty
David Jacobs with Dallas crew. Image Source: Getty

Did David Jacobs have any children?

Yes, David Jacobs was a father and a responsible one. He had three children (one son and two daughters) from both his two marriages.

The names of his kids are Aaron Jacobs, Molly Jacobs and Albyn Jacobs.

His marriage to actress Lynn Pleshette produced one child, his daughter Alben.

His over four decades marriage to Diana brough forth two children; a son and a daughter whose names Aaron and Molly.

His son, Aaron, broke the news about his dad’s death to Hollywood Reporter.

His first child, Alben has a half-sister named Sophie Pleshette whom her mom shares with her partner John Pleshette. Jacobs moved to Los Angeles to be closer to his daughter, and tried his hand at screenwriting.

His kids made him a grandparents as he had two grandkids.

David Jacobs was the acclaimed creator of the successful 1980s TV shows Dallas and Knots Landing. Credit: Getty
David Jacobs was the acclaimed creator of the successful 1980s TV shows Dallas and Knots Landing. Credit: Getty

David Jacobs had an impressive career

Jacobs was best known for bringing Dallas to the small screen – a household favourite in the 1980s.

It aired for 14 seasons with an incredible 357 episodes from 1978 to 1991.

He started out writing non fiction books and magazine articles before shifting his focus to TV.

Jacob’s early TV included penning episodes for Family, Chicago Story, and The Blue Knight.

He then created Dallas, starring Linda Gray, Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy.

The drama, which surrounded a Texas oil family, was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Drama Series in both 1980 and 1981.

Jacobs went on to write its spinoff show, Knots Landing – which ran for 14 seasons until 1993.

In 2008, Jacobs told TV Academy Foundation he had come up with the idea for Knots Landing before Dallas, but it was pitched and produced after.

The legendary writer also revealed Dallas was created around actress Linda Evans – who later starred in rival soap Dynasty.

Aside from Dallas and Knots Landing, Jacobs also wrote for scores of series including Four Corners and Paradise.

He also acted as executive producer for ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman and Homefront – earning two Emmy nominations.

Jacobs was behind the revival of Dallas, which ran from 2012 to 2014.