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Lenore Dauterive (born April 6, 1951; age: 47) is the ex-wife of Bill Dauterive. She was dishonest with their marriage, and cheated on Bill several times. The marriage ended in a divorce. The divorce was unofficial at the time. However, Lenore signed the papers herself by faking Bill's signature. Despite Lenore's infidelity, Bill still wanted her back from time to time. However, whenever Bill tried to contact Lenore, she rejected him. There was an exception to that in Hank and the Great Glass Elevator when Lenore showed up when Bill started dating former Texas governor Ann Richards. However, Bill saw Lenore behind the governor's back and Lenore continued to degrade him. Bill finally mooned Lenore to her disgust, and the governor remarked: "There's hope for Bill after all."

Lenore was portrayed by Emmy and Tony Award winning actress, Ellen Barkin.

Episode Appearances

Lenore is mentioned frequently mentioned throughout the series, mainly by Bill, but only makes one appearance, in season 5.

Season 1

  1. The Order of the Straight Arrow (Mentioned Only)

Season 3

  1. Pretty, Pretty Dresses (Mentioned Only)

Season 5

  1. Hank and the Great Glass Elevator

Season 7

  1. Be True to Your Fool (Heard only)

Season 8

  1. Talking Shop (Mentioned only)