Celebrity Hookups Archive - 1940

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  1. Robert Mitchum and Dorothy Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum and Dorothy Mitchum

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    Date Dating: 1940

  2. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

    Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

    12,690 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    Lucy met Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz while filming the film version of the Rodgers and Hart stage hit Too Many Girls. Ball and Arnaz connected immediately and eloped the same year, garnering much press attention! Arnaz and Ball frequently argued, especially over his indiscretions with other women, but ...

  3. David Niven and Primula Rollo

    David Niven and Primula Rollo

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    Date Dating: 1940
    Married after only 2 weeks. They had two children and were very happy until her death in 1946 when she fell down some stairs and fractured her skull. While playing Hide and Seek at a party at Tyrone Power`s house, she opened a door to step into what she though was a closet. It was actually steep stairs ...

  4. Dean Martin and Elizabeth Anne McDonald

    Dean Martin and Elizabeth Anne McDonald

    6,480 views
    Date Dating: 1940

  5. Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford

    Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford

    2,467 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    Glenn's relationship with stunning Rita Hayworth, his costar in five films, survived four decades in various permutations, and was more serious and complex than has ever been acknowledged publicly. Many of the dynamics that characterized the plot of their most celebrated collaboration, Gilda, were ...

  6. Sheila MacRae and Gordon MacRae

    Sheila MacRae and Gordon MacRae

    2,047 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    (21 May 1941 - 15 April 1967) (divorced) (4 children) While at the Millpond Playhouse in Long Island, Gordon met Sheila Margot Stephens, who was a young pretty blonde born in London, England. Gordon and Sheila did not immediately become friends because she thought he was too brash. Gordon continued ...

  7. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

    Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

    2,084 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    Hepburn made her first appearance with Spencer Tracy in Woman of the Year (1942), directed by George Stevens. Behind the scenes the pair fell in love, beginning what would become one of Hollywood's most famous romances, despite Tracy's lifelong unwillingness (he was a Catholic) to divorce his ...

  8. Oleg Cassini and Gene Tierney

    Oleg Cassini and Gene Tierney

    1,912 views
    Date Dating: December 1940
    (1 June 1941 - 28 February 1952) (divorced) 2 children End of 40 at a party given by actress Constance Moore, she meets Paramount designer Oleg Cassini and spends New Year`s Eve with him 1 June 41 elopes with and marries fashion designer Oleg Cassini in Las Vegas. Her parents are against that m ...

  9. Al Jorden and Doris Day

    Al Jorden and Doris Day

    1,694 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    17 April 1941 - 8 February 1943 (divorced) 1 child (Doris Day's first marrage)To Al Jorden, a trombonist whom she first met when he was in Barney Rapp's Band, from March 1941 to 1943. Her only child, son Terrence "Terry" P. Jorden, resulted from this marriage. Husband Jorden, who was ...

  10. Vivian Vance and Philip Ober

    Vivian Vance and Philip Ober

    1,728 views
    Date Dating: August 1940
    (12 August 1941 - 24 April 1959) (divorced) In 1941, Ober married actress Vivian Vance, who portrayed Ethel Mertz in the TV series I Love Lucy (1951–1957). They divorced in 1959. From 1954 to 1967 he frequently appeared in television series. He made two appearances on I Love Lucy, first playing ...

  11. John Kennedy and Judy Garland

    John Kennedy and Judy Garland

    1,552 views
    Date Dating: November 1940
    they two dated long before Kennedy`s Election they never had sex because Judy was not ready

  12. Jeff Donnell and Bill Anderson

    Jeff Donnell and Bill Anderson

    1,564 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    (25 December 1940 - 1952) (divorced) 2 children Michael Phineas (b. 1942) Sarah Jane (b. 1948)

  13. Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth

    Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth

    1,307 views
    Date Dating: January 1940
    (31 December 1940 - 25 August 1943) (his death)

  14. Desi Arnaz and Betty Grable

    Desi Arnaz and Betty Grable

    1,150 views
    Date Dating: 1940

  15. Danielle Darrieux and Porfirio Rubirosa

    Danielle Darrieux and Porfirio Rubirosa

    1,057 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    1940 starts an affair with the married French actress Danielle Darrieux. They are seen dining at the L’Aiglon restaurant in Paris, and Rubirosa catches the eye of the Gestapo again. 42 marries Danielle Darrieux. She’s 24; he’s 33. 47 meets Doris Duke, who is in Rome, Italy, to i ...

  16. Paulette Goddard and Diego Rivera

    Paulette Goddard and Diego Rivera

    799 views
    Date Dating: 1940

  17. Gloria Vanderbilt and Pat DiCicco

    Gloria Vanderbilt and Pat DiCicco

    815 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    (28 December 1941 - 20 April 1945) (divorced) 30 December 41 marries 17-year-old heiress Gloria Laura Vanderbilt, whose fortune is estimated at $4.5 million, at the Santa Barbara Mission, California. Gloria’s former escort, actor Bruce Cabot, is best man; actress Carol Marcus is one of her ...

  18. Vera-Ellen and Robert Hightower

    Vera-Ellen and Robert Hightower

    852 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    (4 February 1941 - 28 November 1946) (divorced) Her first husband was a fellow dancer, Robert Hightower, from February 1941 to November 1946.

  19. Greg Bautzer and Joan Crawford

    Greg Bautzer and Joan Crawford

    762 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    45 has an intense and much publicized affair with Joan Crawford. Bautzer will be immortalized as "Uncle Greg" in the 1981 biographical film, Mommie Dearest. December 46 rumors fly that he may be Joan Crawford’s next husband

  20. Betsy Blair and Gene Kelly

    Betsy Blair and Gene Kelly

    737 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    (22 September 1941 - 3 April 1957) (divorced) 1 child their daughter Kerry was born October 16, 1942

  21. Artie Shaw and Betty Kern

    Artie Shaw and Betty Kern

    768 views
    Date Dating: 1940
    (3 March 1942 - 1943) (divorced) He had one son, Steven Kern, with Betty Kern

  22. Ann Sheridan and George Brent

    Ann Sheridan and George Brent

    735 views
    Date Dating: July 1940
    (5 January 1942 - 5 January 1943) (divorced)

  23. Norma Shearer and Mickey Rooney

    Norma Shearer and Mickey Rooney

    676 views
    Date Dating: 1940

  24. Ellanora Needles and George Reeves

    Ellanora Needles and George Reeves

    651 views
    Date Dating: 1940

  25. Hedy Lamarr and Clark Gable

    Hedy Lamarr and Clark Gable

    608 views
    Date Dating: 1940

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