If you are a fan of the Magnum PI series, you have probably heard of Roger Earl Mosley. He was the one portraying the helicopter pilot Theodore Calvin. Fun fact: he was a pilot in real life as well. In August 2022, he lost his life in an accident. How much do we know about his wife Toni Laudermick? What happened to her?
How much do we know about her life before marrying Roger? Let’s take a look at the life of the celebrity spouse.
Who was her famous husband?
Born in December 1938, Roger Earl Mosley was an American actor, director, and writer. Most fans recognize him as the helicopter pilot Theodore TC Calvin in the CBS television series Magnum PI. The show originally aired from 1980 to 1988. Sadly, he passed away in August 2022. What do we know about his life?
Born in Los Angeles, California, he was raised by his mother Eloise. He grew up in the Imperial Courts public housing in the Watts neighborhood.
He began his education at the Jordan High School. Following his graduation, he wanted to focus on his acting career.
Roger Mosley began his career in the 1970s, starting with Monk in Terminal Island in 1973. Many of the actors in Terminal Island also appeared in Magnum PI, including Tom Selleck, Phyllis Davis, Don Marshal, and more.
While many recognize him for the CBS television show, his biggest role was in 1976. Mosley got to play the title character in Leadbelly, a biography movie about the musician directed by Gordon Parks. In one interview, later on, he mentioned this role as his favorite one.
Then, from 1980 to 1988, he appeared in Magnum PI, portraying Tom Selleck’s friend in the show. His helicopter pilot character operated his own tourist charter, Island Hoppers.
Roger also appeared in the fifth season of Las Vegas, portraying the billionaire friend of Tom Selleck’s character in the show.
In March 2019, he came out of retirement for appearing in a Magnum PI reboot episode, titled A Kiss Before Dying.
Over the course of his career, he appeared in television series like Kung Fu, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Sanford and Son, Roots: The Next Generation, The Rockford Files, and many more.
His movie credits include McQ, The Greatest, Semi Tough, Heart Condition, Pentathlon, and others.
In the 1980s, at the peak of his popularity, he appeared as a celebrity guest on The $25,000 Pyramid for a week’s worth of shows.
Now let’s take a look at the life of Toni Laudermick, the celebrity wife of Roger Earl Mosley. She is his surviving wife. The couple got married in 1976 and remained together until his eventual death.
For many years, Toni was in the shadows, living as a housewife while her husband took all the spotlight. She has no problem living in the shadows and away from the media spotlight.
Born Antoinette Laudermilk, she is known as Toni Laudermick. The couple were married for 46 years. They are blessed with three children.
They have a son, Brandon, a daughter Ch-a, and another child whose name is unknown.
Marriage to Roger
While they were married for 46 years, their daughter says that her parents have been together for a lot longer. According to her daughter Ch-a, her mother and father were together for almost 60 years. By that account, they met in the 1960s, when Roger was in his 20s.
Antoinette was not his first wife. According to reports, Roger got married to Sandra Locke in 1965. They had two children together and got divorced afterward.
Roger and Toni, however, while probably dating before, eventually tied the knot in 1976. At the time, the late American actor was 38.
As of August 2023, however, there is no verification of Roger’s first marriage. The reports about their children sometimes say they had only 1 biological child together. That is their daughter Ch-a Mosley. The other two children are from his previous marriage.
Ch-a Mosley is the most famous of his children. She is a managing partner at Affluent Lifestyle Concierge. Before that, she also worked as an exhibit and design account manager and vice president of administration. The celebrity daughter attended Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business and got a Bachelor of Science.
When we talk about Toni Laudermick, a lot of people want to know what does she do for a living. Where does she work? Well, as far as we know, she is an author, poet, and storyteller. For most of her life, she was a housewife taking care of the household.
She started writing a memoir in her later years. One excerpt of the memoir is Dodge Ball Captain Gets Fired. She read it in a storytelling essay showcase at StageCrafts in 2014.
That part tells the story of her life when she was 8 years old and got fired as a captain of a dodgeball team.
Her husband’s death
On August 6, 2022, Roger’s daughter Ch-a announced that the late actor had an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. She continued saying that he was in a critical condition but was fighting hard.
Then, the next day, she announced that her father passed away. At the time of his death, he was 83 years old.
Roger suffered injuries in a car accident. The accident happened on August 4, 2022. He was involved in a major car crash in Lynwood, California, leaving him in critical condition.
Is she on social media?
As we said before, Roger’s wife loves to live a private life. She doesn’t share personal information about her life on social media. She did share a photo of her early dating life with Roger after his death. It was her way of remembering their time together.
The photo showed them looking at the beautiful sunset by the ocean. But other than that, she tries to stay away from social media. Toni doesn’t have an account on Instagram, and her Facebook profile is rarely updated.
In her later years, Toni became a writer, author, and poet. But how much does she earn from that? Well, as of August 2023, there is no info on her current net worth. We do not have an idea of her earnings and salary.
What we do know is that her husband, late American actor Roger Earl Mosley, had a net worth of $3 million at the time of his death in August 2022.
There is no information on how much of the money Toni inherited. Or whether his wealth was split among his children and his late wife.
Be as it is, Toni is now a decent author who can earn for a decent living.