James Caan has filed for divorce from Linda Stokes for the third time, after 18 years together.
The 74-year-old actor first filed in 2005 and again in 2009, but each time the case was dismissed. Three strikes and you’re out?
Caan filed the legal documents to end his marriage on January 8. The couple are not believed to have signed a prenuptial agreement.
They have two sons together, 19-year-old James and 16-year-old Jacob. James is asking for joint custody of Jacob.
Caan is best known for his role in The Godfather as well as his 1990 film Misery and his starring role on TV’s Las Vegas opposite Josh Duhamel.
He has been married and divorced three times before Linda.
The Elf star married Dee Jay Mathis in 1961, before divorcing in 1966. They had a daughter, Tara A. Caan, born in 1964.
Caan’s second marriage to Sheila Marie Ryan (a former girlfriend of Elvis Presley) in 1976 ended the following year. Their son, Scott Caan, who also is an actor, was born in 1976.
Caan was married to Ingrid Hajek from September 1990 to March 1995; they had a son, Alexander James Caan, born 1991.
James wed the widow of Steven Grabow, Linda Stokes in October 1996.
The actor was born in the Bronx and found fame on television shows including The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
In 1971 he starred in the sad film Brian’s Song.
He is probably best known for his role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and the sequel.
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