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  1. Robert Mitchum and Dorothy Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum and Dorothy Mitchum

    19,645 views
    Date Married: 15 March 1940

  2. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

    Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

    14,964 views
    Date Married: 31 August 1940
    (31 August 1940 - 6 January 1961) (divorced) He first saw Vivien Leigh in The Mask of Virtue in 1936, and a friendship developed after he congratulated her on her performance. While playing lovers in the film Fire Over England (1937), they developed a strong attraction, and after filming was completed ...

  3. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

    Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

    12,520 views
    Date Married: 30 November 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 ...

  4. David Niven and Primula Rollo

    David Niven and Primula Rollo

    6,640 views
    Date Married: 16 September 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 ...

  5. Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn

    Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn

    3,377 views
    Date Married: 21 November 1940
    (5 November 1940 - 21 December 1945) (divorced) She met Ernest Hemingway in Key West in 1936. They were married in 1940. Gellhorn resented her reflected fame as Hemingway's third wife, remarking that she had no intention of "being a footnote in someone else's life." As a condition for ...

  6. Lydia Brazzi and Rossano Brazzi

    Lydia Brazzi and Rossano Brazzi

    1,844 views
    Date Married: 25 January 1940
    (25 January 1940 - 21 April 1981) (her death) In 1940, Brazzi married baroness Lidia Bertolini (1921–1981) to whom he was married until her death in 1981. The couple had no children.

  7. Jeff Donnell and Bill Anderson

    Jeff Donnell and Bill Anderson

    1,445 views
    Date Married: 25 December 1940
    (25 December 1940 - 1952) (divorced) 2 children Michael Phineas (b. 1942) Sarah Jane (b. 1948)

  8. Gene Rayburn and Helen Ticknor

    Gene Rayburn and Helen Ticknor

    1,424 views
    Date Married: 1940

  9. Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine

    Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine

    1,321 views
    Date Married: 3 January 1940
    (3 January 1940 - 3 March 1987) (his death) (1 child) She and her future husband grew up within blocks of each other in Brooklyn, but did not meet until 1939. She was working as an audition pianist when she met Danny Kaye; both were working on a short-lived Broadway show. Fine also wrote the lyrics ...

  10. Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth

    Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth

    1,263 views
    Date Married: 31 December 1940
    (31 December 1940 - 25 August 1943) (his death)

  11. Smiley Burnette and Dallas Mcdonald

    Smiley Burnette and Dallas Mcdonald

    1,168 views
    Date Married: 1940

  12. Artie Shaw and Lana Turner

    Artie Shaw and Lana Turner

    903 views
    Date Married: 13 February 1940
    (13 February 1940 - 12 September 1940) (divorced)

  13. Esther Williams and Leonard Kovner

    Esther Williams and Leonard Kovner

    789 views
    Date Married: 27 June 1940
    (27 June 1940 - 1944) (divorced) Williams married four times. She met her first husband Leonard Kovner while attending Los Angeles City College. She later wrote in her autobiography The Million Dollar Mermaid that "he was smart, handsome, dependable...and dull. I respected his intelligence, and his ...

  14. Buster Keaton and Eleanor Keaton

    Buster Keaton and Eleanor Keaton

    675 views
    Date Married: 28 July 1940

  15. William Hopper and Jane Gilbert

    William Hopper and Jane Gilbert

    554 views
    Date Married: 1940

  16. Art Carney and Jean Myers

    Art Carney and Jean Myers

    538 views
    Date Married: 1940

  17. Vince Lombardi and Marie Planitz

    Vince Lombardi and Marie Planitz

    528 views
    Date Married: 1940

  18. Arthur Miller and Mary Grace Slattery

    Arthur Miller and Mary Grace Slattery

    527 views
    Date Married: 5 August 1940
    (5 August 1940 - 11 June 1956) (divorced) 2 children In 1940, he married Mary Grace Slattery. The couple had two children, Jane and Robert (born May 31, 1947). Miller was exempted from military service during World War II because of a high-school football injury to his left kneecap. In June 1956, Miller ...

  19. Harry Morgan and Eileen Detchon

    Harry Morgan and Eileen Detchon

    488 views
    Date Married: 1940
    Morgan was married twice: first to Eileen Detchon, from 1940 until her death in 1985. During Morgan's tenure on M*A*S*H, a photograph of Detchon regularly appeared on the desk of his character, Sherman T. Potter, to represent Potter's wife, Mildred. Mildred was also the name of Morgan's ...

  20. Loretta Young and Tom Lewis

    Loretta Young and Tom Lewis

    484 views
    Date Married: 31 July 1940
    She married producer, Tom Lewis, in 1940 and they divorced very bitterly in the mid-1960s;

  21. Veronica Lake and John S. Detlie

    Veronica Lake and John S. Detlie

    474 views
    Date Married: 25 September 1940
    (25 September 1940 - 2 December 1943) (divorced) 2 children Lake's first marriage was to art director John S. Detlie, in 1940. They had a daughter, Elaine Detlie, b. 21 August 1941, and a son William Detlie, born July 8, 1943. Anthony was born prematurely a week after Lake fell over a cable while ...

  22. Chester Morris and Lillian Kenton Barker

    Chester Morris and Lillian Kenton Barker

    442 views
    Date Married: 30 November 1940
    (30 November 1940 - September 11, 1970) He married socialite Lillian Kenton Barker on November 30, 1940 at the home of actor Frank Morgan They had a son, Kenton (1947-2008).

  23. Duke Kahanamoku and Nadine Alexander

    Duke Kahanamoku and Nadine Alexander

    377 views
    Date Married: 1940

  24. Richard Aldrich and Gertrude Lawrence

    Richard Aldrich and Gertrude Lawrence

    338 views
    Date Married: 4 July 1940
    (4 July 1940 - 6 September 1952) (her death)

  25. Noah Beery, Jr. and Maxine Jones

    Noah Beery, Jr. and Maxine Jones

    309 views
    Date Married: 1940

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