They met in 1954 and married a year later on April 5, 1955, and were married for 22 years.
Ray’s drug use caused a great deal of strain in their marriage, as well as his affairs which produced a number of other children.
With Bea, Ray had three sons: Ray Jr, born in 1955; David, born in 1958; and Robert, born in 1960.
However, his first child was a girl named Evelyn, born to him and Louise Flowers in 1949.
One of Ray’s most notorious affairs was with Margie Hendricks, one of the original Raelettes, which lasted six years.