Singer Bill Withers and actress Denise Nicholas surprised the entertainment industry when they announced their marriage today (January 17, 1973.)
Bill Withers was at the height of his success, with songs like “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean On Me,” both which had been certified gold.
As for Denise Nicholas, she was starring in the TV show “Room 222,” when the news broke.
The marital bliss for the couple lasted less than a year, when they divorced in the following year, in 1974.
According to Bill Withers, he and Denise Nicholas remained on friendly terms.