Celebrity Breakups Archive - 1951

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It's hard to keep a relationship going when you are in the public eye 24/7. The pressures of stardom took their toll on a number of couples in 1951.
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  1. Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor

    Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor

    9,275 views
    List Topics Sortkey: February 1951
    (14 May 1939 - 25 February 1952) (divorced) One of Hollywood's most popular Golden couples, Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor came from different lives. She was a city girl from Brooklyn, and he was a country boy from Nebraska. But somehow, they both chose the careers of acting and met and fell ...

  2. Marion Davies and Horace G. Brown

    Marion Davies and Horace G. Brown

    2,314 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    Husband: Horace G. Brown (m. 31-Oct-1951, until her death)

  3. Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh

    Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh

    1,789 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh had a relationship while filming A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951.

  4. Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland

    Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland

    2,199 views
    List Topics Sortkey: October 1951
    Sinatra and Judy Garland remained good friends up until her death in 1969, but on only two occasions were the two legendary singers romantically involved. The first was in 1949, when Garland was recovering from a nervous breakdown and the two went on a romantic rendezvous in the Hamptons (Garland was ...

  5. Marilyn Monroe and Elia Kazan

    Marilyn Monroe and Elia Kazan

    1,301 views
    List Topics Sortkey: October 1951

  6. Doris Day and Jack Carson

    Doris Day and Jack Carson

    1,214 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    According to an article in "Classic Images" by Frances Ingram, Jack became briefly involved with Warner Bros. singing star Doris Day while appearing together in her very first films Romance on the High Seas (1948), It`s a Great Feeling (1949) and My Dream Is Yours (1949). He was 38 and she was ...

  7. Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight

    Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight

    1,198 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    (21 September 1937 - 30 August 1951) (divorced) (1 child) Late 1936 meets young actor Cornel Wilde at a booking office in New York. She dislikes him at first but agrees later to date. 21 September 1937 ten months later she elopes with Wilde to Elkton, Maryland. He`s twenty-two; she`s seventeen. They ...

  8. Aly Kahn and Gene Tierney

    Aly Kahn and Gene Tierney

    960 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    Aly`s father favored Rita over Gene. Aly was very much in love with Gene. He tried to get him to marry him but with his father`s refusal to accept her and Aly`s reputation as a play boy made Gene shy away. She married the ex-husband of Hedy Lamarr instead W. Howard Lee a rich texas oil man.

  9. Aly Kahn and Rita Hayworth

    Aly Kahn and Rita Hayworth

    1,028 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    (27 May 1949 - 26 January 1953) (divorced) (1 child) In 1948, Hayworth left her film career to marry Prince Aly Khan, a son of Sultan Mahommed Shah, Aga Khan III, the leader of the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam. They were married on May 27, 1949. Her bridal trousseau had been influenced by Dior's & ...

  10. Doris Day and Ronald Reagan

    Doris Day and Ronald Reagan

    726 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    The book claims that Reagan was considering marrying Doris Day, (pictured) who would go on to become one of the biggest musical stars of the 1950, but he went on to marry another actress, Nancy Davis

  11. Nicholas Ray and Gloria Grahame

    Nicholas Ray and Gloria Grahame

    735 views
    List Topics Sortkey: July 1951
    (1 June 1948 - 14 August 1952) (divorced) 1 child 1 June 1948 obtains a Nevada divorce from Clements and marries director Nicholas Ray the same day in Las Vegas. Actor J. C. Flippen is best man. Ray directed her in A Woman`s Secret. Later he will claim it was a disaster in his life to have met her ...

  12. Henry J. Topping and Lana Turner

    Henry J. Topping and Lana Turner

    733 views
    List Topics Sortkey: September 1951
    (26 April 1948 - 12 December 1952) Christmas 47: spends the holidays at Round Top, in Connecticut, the home of millionaire Henry J. Topping, the ex of actress Arline Judge. Topping’s a heavy gambler and alcoholic, who becomes violent when drunk. 26 April 48: marries Topping at the Bel Air re ...

  13. Marlene Dietrich and Yul Brynner

    Marlene Dietrich and Yul Brynner

    693 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951

  14. Marlon Brando and Shelley Winters

    Marlon Brando and Shelley Winters

    528 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    The night Shelley broke up with Burt Lancaster, Marlon was there to soothe pain all night long.

  15. Elizabeth Taylor and Stanley Donen

    Elizabeth Taylor and Stanley Donen

    402 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    Donen dated Elizabeth Taylor in 1951. Donen was born April 13, 1924 in Columbia, South Carolina. Donen is famous for being a film director and choreographer working on musicals such as On the Town and Singin’ in the Rain.

  16. Orson Welles and Vivien Leigh

    Orson Welles and Vivien Leigh

    341 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951

  17. Joan Bennett and Jennings Lang

    Joan Bennett and Jennings Lang

    301 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    Walter Wanger (Joan`s husband) shot Jennings Lang in the groin after he caught the two in bed together.

  18. Ernie Kovacs and Bette Lee Wilcox

    Ernie Kovacs and Bette Lee Wilcox

    279 views
    List Topics Sortkey: August 1951
    (13 August 1945 - 1952) (divorced) (2 children) Kovacs and his first wife, Bette Wilcox, were married on August 13, 1945. When the marriage ended, he fought for custody of their children, Elizabeth ("Bette") and Kip Raleigh ("Kippie") 1949. The court awarded Kovacs full custody upon ...

  19. Pat DiCicco and Elizabeth Taylor

    Pat DiCicco and Elizabeth Taylor

    243 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951

  20. Susan Morrow and John Payne

    Susan Morrow and John Payne

    209 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    August 1951 she and John Payne, her co-star in The Flame and the Forest, also known as 'The Blazing Forest' listen to Frank Sinatra at the Riverside in Reno

  21. Jimmy Kind and Judy Garland

    Jimmy Kind and Judy Garland

    179 views
    List Topics Sortkey: September 1951
    It would not be considered a couple they were best friends until her death but he secretly loved her since he met her. they dated briefly and he ended it saying he didn`t want to complicate their friendship he was torn to pieces when she died. (they never had sexual intercourse Jimmy said he couldn`t ...

  22. Dorothy Malone and Richard Egan

    Dorothy Malone and Richard Egan

    326 views
    List Topics Sortkey: December 1951
    dates Richard Egan

  23. Anouk Aimee and Trevor Howard

    Anouk Aimee and Trevor Howard

    203 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951

  24. Billie Jean Jones and Harrison Eshliman

    Billie Jean Jones and Harrison Eshliman

    167 views
    List Topics Sortkey: 1951
    1949 - 1952 (divorced) (1 child)

  25. Terry Moore and Glenn Davis

    Terry Moore and Glenn Davis

    151 views
    List Topics Sortkey: October 1951
    (9 February 1951 - 1 April 1952) (divorced)

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