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Maria Elena is an American businesswoman who runs Buddy-Holy Educational Foundation. She is better known to be the wife and widow of rock and roll star Buddy Holly. After the death of her husband, she remarried and had three children. To this day, she owns righto her husband’s image, trademark, name and any other intellectual property. At one time, she sued Peggy Sue Gerron after she published her autobiography. She is known of her no-nonsense approach in protecting her husband’s music, image and his legacy from greedy promoters and music labels.
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After the death of her husband, Maria went underground for several years as all she wanted was to leave everything behind. After marrying her second husband, he convinced her to honour Buddy’s memory by telling her story and protecting her deceased husband’s name.
Family and Personal Life
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After Buddy proposed to her, they got married almost immediately as they married in Lubbock, Texas, were used to be Buddy’s home town. They lived in Lubbock and later moved to New York after Buddy and The Crickets, his band parted ways. Both worked together in Buddy’s music career where Maria took promotional duties before opening a publishing company where Maria’s first work as a producer was with the song Stay Close To Me.
|Husband's/Spouse's Name||Buddy Holly (m. 1958, died 1959) Joe Diaz (m. 1963, divorced)|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Maria Elena Santiago|
|Age (as of today)||89 years|
|Date of Birth||December 20, 1932|
|Place of Birth||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Height||1.58 m, 5 feet 2 inches|
|Weight||68 kg, 150 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$24 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Maria Elena Holly's height is not very tall measuring 1.58 m. Maria Elena Holly weighs 68 kg. Being born on December 20, 1932, translates to an age of 89 years as of todays date (December 3, 2022).