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Barbara Avery, James Avery’s wife

Barbara Avery

Barbara Avery is an American Educator and also the wife of James Avary. Barbara’s ex-husband, James was an American actor and poet. He was best known for his roles as Philip Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Michael Conover on L.A. Law, Steve Yeager in The Brady Bunch Movie, Haroud Hazi Bin in Aladdin, and Dr. Cripplen on The Closer (2005–2007). Barbara Avery had one son.

Barbara Avery: Profile Summary

Full Name Barbara Avery,
Famous as Educator and wife of James Avery
Date of Birth 1944
Age 77
Place of Birth United States of America
Zodiac sign Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Children Kevin Waters

77-year-old Barbara Avery was born Barbara Waters in 1944 in the United States of America. The exact date and place she was born are unknown. She is a very learned person.

She attended college at the San Diego State University California State University. For eleven years, James Avery’s wife Barbara Avery was dean of students at Loyola Marymount University. After leaving Loyola in 2002 she became vice president for students affairs at Holy Names University and in 2005 Barbara became the vice president for students affairs and dean of students at Occidental College.

She then once again left Occidental in October 2015 to become vice chancellor for campus inclusion and student life at the University of Michigan-Flint.

How did Barbara and James meet? The lovely couples did share any information regarding the circumstances under which they meet and how they feel in love. However, they got married in 1988 in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones.

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Barbara and the husband stayed together till the husband died in 2013. The couple was married for over 25 years. On December 31, 2013, Barbara’s husband Avery died at the age of 68 at Glendale Memorial Medical Center. His publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told the Associated Press that Avery died following complications from open-heart surgery. The couples did have any biological children together, but Barbara Avery had a son from a previous relationship with who James was his step-father. His name is Kevin Waters.

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Barbara Avery’s husband’s remains were cremated and scattered near the Pacific Ocean. In April 2020, Will Smith reunited with the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on a video conference honoring Avery’s best moments on the show.

Barbara Avery is present on Facebook but she hardly makes any posts.




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