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Celebrity Breakups Archive - 1951

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. Martha Graham and Eric Hawkins

    Martha Graham and Eric Hawkins

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    Date Separated: 1951
    4 September 1948 - 1954 (divorced) In 1938 Erick Hawkins was the first man to dance with her company. The following year, he officially joined her troupe, dancing male lead in a number of Graham's works. They were married in 1948. He left her troupe in 1951 and they divorced in 1954.

  2. Marion Davies and Horace G. Brown

    Marion Davies and Horace G. Brown

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    Date Separated: 1951
    Husband: Horace G. Brown (m. 31-Oct-1951, until her death)

  3. Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight

    Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight

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    Date Separated: 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 ...

  4. John Betjeman and Penelope Chetwode

    John Betjeman and Penelope Chetwode

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    Date Separated: 1951
    (29 July 1933 - 19 May 1984) (his death) (2 children) On 29 July 1933 Betjeman married the Hon. Penelope Chetwode, the daughter of Field Marshal Lord Chetwode. The couple lived in Berkshire and had a son, Paul, in 1937. Their daughter Candida was born in 1942. Betjeman's wife Penelope became a Roman ...

  5. Orson Welles and Vivien Leigh

    Orson Welles and Vivien Leigh

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    Date Separated: 1951

  6. Marlene Dietrich and Yul Brynner

    Marlene Dietrich and Yul Brynner

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    Date Separated: 1951

  7. Aly Kahn and Rita Hayworth

    Aly Kahn and Rita Hayworth

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    Date Separated: 1951

  8. Aly Kahn and Gene Tierney

    Aly Kahn and Gene Tierney

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    Date Separated: 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. Doris Day and Jack Carson

    Doris Day and Jack Carson

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    Date Separated: 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 ...

  10. Betty Hutton and Robert Sterling

    Betty Hutton and Robert Sterling

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    Date Separated: 1951

  11. Baby Pignatari and Selene Walters

    Baby Pignatari and Selene Walters

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    Date Separated: 1951
    June 1951 is the new romancer of starlet Selene Walters

  12. Peggy Maley and George Dewitt

    Peggy Maley and George Dewitt

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    Date Separated: 1951

  13. Jeanne Moreau and Jean-louis Richard

    Jeanne Moreau and Jean-louis Richard

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    Date Separated: 1951

  14. Elizabeth Taylor and Stanley Donen

    Elizabeth Taylor and Stanley Donen

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    Date Separated: 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.

  15. Vincent Sherman and Joan Crawford

    Vincent Sherman and Joan Crawford

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    Date Separated: 1951

  16. Marlon Brando and Shelley Winters

    Marlon Brando and Shelley Winters

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    Date Separated: 1951
    The night Shelley broke up with Burt Lancaster, Marlon was there to soothe pain all night long.

  17. Anouk Aimee and Trevor Howard

    Anouk Aimee and Trevor Howard

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    Date Separated: 1951

  18. Conrad Hilton and Ann Miller

    Conrad Hilton and Ann Miller

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    Date Separated: 1951

  19. Glenn Davis and Susan Morrow

    Glenn Davis and Susan Morrow

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    Date Separated: 1951
    January 1951 was the new love interest of Lieutenant Glenn Davis, the grid star and former escort of actress Ann Blyth .

  20. Susan Morrow and John Payne

    Susan Morrow and John Payne

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    Date Separated: 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. Susan Morrow and Roddy McDowall

    Susan Morrow and Roddy McDowall

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    Date Separated: 1951
    September 1951 was a twosome at the Cove with fellow actor Roddy McDowall

  22. Anna Magnani and Goffredo Alessandrini

    Anna Magnani and Goffredo Alessandrini

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    Date Separated: 1951

  23. Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh

    Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh

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    Date Separated: 1951
    Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh had a relationship while filming A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951.

  24. Anita Ekberg and Scott Brady

    Anita Ekberg and Scott Brady

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    Date Separated: 1951
    1951 her lover Scott Brady introduces her to famous Hollywood cheesecake photographer Bruno Bernard and asks him to promote her

  25. Pat DiCicco and Elizabeth Taylor

    Pat DiCicco and Elizabeth Taylor

    219 views
    Date Separated: 1951

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