Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky: Anything But Love

Richard Lewis Wife Joyce LapinskyRichard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky. Image Credit: Joeyjojo86/Social Media.

Beloved actor Richard Lewis, known for his comedic stagecraft in Curb Your Enthusiasm, died of a heart attack on February 27, 2024. He was 76.

Days after her husband’s death, Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky spoke about her late spouse. Watch what she said and how she is coping with the loss.

A Foretaste Into The Comedic Genius

  • Richard Philip Lewis, an actor/comedian and writer, rose to fame after appearing in the movie Anything but Love.
  • Lewis appeared in HBO’s hit series Curb Your Enthusiasm alongside his best friend, Larry David.
  • Lewis was born on June 29, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., to his parents, Bill Lewis (father) and Blanche Lewis (mother).
  • Born into a Jewish family, his father co-owned Ambassador Caterers in New Jersey, while, his mother, Blanche worked as an actress in community theater.

Soul As One: Met at a Party, Stayed For Life

Throughout his career, Richard was known for his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction. By the time of 1990s, his addiction worsened as he stopped performing stand-up from 1991 to 1994. However, one person would change his life forever: his beloved wife, Joyce.

Lewis first met Lapinsky at one of Beatles‘ member Ringo Starr’s album release party in 1998. At that time, Richard was 51, while Joyce was 42 (although the actor thought she was 33). Thus, a beautiful friendship marked the beginning of a remarkable journey.

Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky
Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky. Image Credit: AllinLewis/Social Media.

Joyce has experience working in the entertainment industry as a music publisher. She was in her early 40s when she first met Richard. However, their mutual friends initially tried to set them up in the early ’90s.

After seven years of dating, Richard Lewis at 58 got engaged to Joyce Lapinsky, 49, in 2004. The following year, the couple married on January 2, 2005.

Not everyone knows, but Richard Lewis wife Joyce Lapinsky first hesitated to marry the actor. Nevertheless, their relationship spanned more than three decades.

During their two-decade marriage, the couple didn’t welcome any children. However, they got a rescue dog, a Maltese mix named Bella Luna Lewis.

Unfortunately, the Curb Your Enthusiasm actor passed away on February 27, 2024, in his Los Angeles, California home.

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An Extended Portfolio Of Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky

Born in 1956 with an Italian heritage, Joyce Lapinsky has a long history in the entertainment industry, beginning her promotional career in her hometown, Minneapolis.

Some of Lapinsky’s past experiences include working at prestigious global companies such as Chappell/Intersong, Warner/Chappell, EMI, and Zomba/Jive Records. Also, she held executive creative positions in music publishing in Los Angeles and New York.

Lapinsky has also worked as an associate producer for two HBO television comedy specials. Likewise, she produced a personal documentary in 2014, which she gifted to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY.

Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky
Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky. Image Credit: X.

Richard Lewis’s wife also co-instructed a UCLA Music Extension course. She co-founded the LA Women in Music organization and participated in numerous music industry seminars.

Until the time of her husband’s demise, Joyce consulted songwriters and artists. Likewise, she consulted companies and organizations such as the New York City Kids Foundation and NextNext Entertainment.

In April 2023, Lewis opened up abpout his battle with Parkinson’s disease and ackowledge the unwavering support of his wife and the solace he found in their bond.

A Look Into Their Real Estate Portfolio

As per reports, Lewis and Lapinsky took their three-bedroom, three-bathroom Los Angeles sanctuary in 2016 for $1.53 million.

The property located in the serene Lake Hollywood Estate of the Hollywood Hills, the couple’s midcentury-modern oasis boasts more than 2,200 square feet of living space.

Richard Lewis Cause of Death

The Curb Your Enthusiasm actor/comedian died at 9.22 pm on February 27, 2024 due to heart attack. In Lewis’ death certificate, Parkinson’s disease was listed as his secondary cause of death.

Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky
Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky. Image Credit: Social Media.

Richard Lewis Wife Joyce Lapinsky posted a heartfelt message on X (formerly Twitter). She thanked her late husband’s fans and offered a thought about how they might remember him.

Tributes poured in for the late actor/comedian including his best friend, Larry David, Jamie Lee Curtis and many famous celebrities.


Q: Who is Richard Lewis’s wife?

A: Richard Lewis’s wife now widow is music publisher, Joyce Lapinsky.

Q: What is Joyce Lapinsky’s age?

A: Joyce Lapinsky was born in 1956 and is 67 years old.

Q: What is Joyce Lapinsky’s net worth?

A: Lapinsky’s net worth is unknown, but her late husband, Richard, had a net worth of $7 million.

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