Samantha Lewes (photos/ video)

Samantha Lewes is the stage name of Samantha Dillingham, who was an actress. Even Samantha was a stage name. Her real birth name was Susan Jane Dillingham. She used Samantha Lewes as her professional stage name when she acted in movies, TV shows and stage shows.

Lewes and Tom Hanks started dating in 1975. About 3 years later, Samantha Lewes married Tom Hanks on January 24, 1978. Lewes and Hanks remained married until 1987. During their marriage, Lewes and Hanks had two children; Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Ann Hanks. Lewes and Tom Hanks divorced in 1987.

Colin Hanks was born before his parents got married. Colin, the eldest son of the late actress/ producer Samantha Lewes (Susan Jane Dillingham), was given his mother’s surname. Colin was Colin Lewes Dillingham. He was born on Nov 24, 1977. One year later, Tom Hanks married Samantha Lewes. Colin’s name became Colin Hanks. Sadly, Samantha passed away after succumbing to bone cancer, on Mar 13, 2002. Tom Hanks married Rita Wilson. The two children from this marriage are Chester Marlon Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks. They are Colin’s half-brothers. Colin has a sister Elizabeth Hanks.

Tom Hanks later married Rita Wilson, an actress, in 1988. Hanks and Wilson have two sons, Chester “Chet” Hanks, and Truman Hanks. As in 2010, Chet Hanks is trying to break out as a rapper.

Samantha Dillingham Lewes lived from November 29 1952 to March 12, 2002. Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes started their bitter divorce in 1985. It lasted 3 years. Lewes said she received no moral or tangible support during her child rearing years. She repeated what billions of women have experienced during motherhood. Taking care of two children, Lewes was unable to audition for work. Hanks has talked about his mistakes in the past. He related the story of how he clicked with Rita Wilson, on the set of the movie they filmed together. Lewes Dillingham’s cause of death was due to bone cancer. Lewes Dillingham was 49 when she died of cancer in Sacramento, California, in 2002.

Samantha Lewes – The meaning of the name Samantha means Listener. Maybe the mother had an instinct her baby daughter would be a good listener and thus she chose that name for her infant girl. Samantha has Hebrew, Aramaic and American roost in origins. Its likely mothers with those ancestry like the name.

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks, back in the day.

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks

Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks

Had Samantha Lewes been alive today, she would have been proud and happy to see her son Colin Hanks getting married to Samantha Bryant. Strange coincidence that they share the same first name Samantha.

Tom Hanks and his second wife Rita Wilson, in recent times.

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant.

Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant photo

Colin Hanks & Samantha Bryant marriage: Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant wedding (photos)

Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant.

Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant photo

Jan 12 2011 – Chet Hanks, born Chester Hanks, is the son of Tom Hanks. Chet makes his debut into the world of entertainment, as a rapper. Actually, he tried acting before he started on rapping. If you had watched Bratz: The Movie, you might have seen him. Chet played a clean cut high school boy with a buzz cut. Watch at Link .

Chet is a student at the Northwestern University. Chet is a resident of Westside, Los Angeles, and he’s very proud of his heritage. That’s why his debut attempt is entitled “West Side LA”. Some people are calling him a fraternity boy rapper, or frat boy rapper.

Feb 28 2011 -
Tom Hanks is starring in a TLC movie called “Toddlers &Tiaras”. Hanks and Nikki Hahn act as a father and daughter pair who participate in a beauty pageant entitle, “Ultimate Sexy Baby Nevada”.

Hanks appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, to talk about his role in Toddlers & Tiaras.
Hanks, in his role, said he named the girl Sophie because it rhymed with “trophy”. He was really intent on Sophie winning as many beauty pageant titles as possible.

Updated June 10 2011 on Tom Hanks:
Tom Hanks has signed a deal to act in a new movie about the Somali pirates who are famous for kidnapping ships and captives in exchange for ransom money.

Tom Hanks’ current movie is “Larry Crowne”, which is about a man who lost his job. Tom Hanks acted as the protagonist who tried a career change in mid-life. Hanks’ character went to community college to recharge his batteries. The man fell in love with his professor (Julia Roberts). Larry Crowne is Tom Hanks’ second try at being the Director of a film. Hanks also wrote the screenplay.

Updated June 10 2011 on Colin Hanks:
Colin Hanks, 33, is the son of Tom Hanks. Colin acted in “Lucky”, a psychological thriller with some dark comedy. Colin acted as a nondescript office worker who found his pot of gold at the end of the lottery rainbow. He was lucky. Colin’s character finally realized his dream of marrying the woman of his dreams. She thought she would be set for life, marrying into a life of luxury. She thought she was lucky. Little did she know her new husband had a twin personality that was eating into his soul. There was another side of the coin to being lucky. Colin’s Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde portrayal would be something to watch.

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