Celebrity Weddings Archive - 1940

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  1. Robert Mitchum and Dorothy Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum and Dorothy Mitchum

    19,739 views
    Date Married: 15 March 1940

  2. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

    Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

    15,089 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

    12,634 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

    6,657 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

    3,388 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

    1,860 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. Gene Rayburn and Helen Ticknor

    Gene Rayburn and Helen Ticknor

    1,439 views
    Date Married: 1940

  8. Jeff Donnell and Bill Anderson

    Jeff Donnell and Bill Anderson

    1,525 views
    Date Married: 25 December 1940
    (25 December 1940 - 1952) (divorced) 2 children Michael Phineas (b. 1942) Sarah Jane (b. 1948)

  9. Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth

    Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth

    1,292 views
    Date Married: 31 December 1940
    (31 December 1940 - 25 August 1943) (his death)

  10. Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine

    Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine

    1,340 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 ...

  11. Smiley Burnette and Dallas Mcdonald

    Smiley Burnette and Dallas Mcdonald

    1,229 views
    Date Married: 1940

  12. Artie Shaw and Lana Turner

    Artie Shaw and Lana Turner

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

  13. Esther Williams and Leonard Kovner

    Esther Williams and Leonard Kovner

    794 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

    686 views
    Date Married: 28 July 1940

  15. Catherine Craig and Robert Preston

    Catherine Craig and Robert Preston

    626 views
    Date Married: 9 November 1940
    (9 November 1940 - 21 March 1987) (his death) Contractee Robert Preston played opposite Catherine in the screen test that culminated in her seven-year deal with Paramount in early 1940. The couple married in November of that year.

  16. William Hopper and Jane Gilbert

    William Hopper and Jane Gilbert

    571 views
    Date Married: 1940

  17. Art Carney and Jean Myers

    Art Carney and Jean Myers

    543 views
    Date Married: 1940

  18. Vince Lombardi and Marie Planitz

    Vince Lombardi and Marie Planitz

    530 views
    Date Married: 1940

  19. Arthur Miller and Mary Grace Slattery

    Arthur Miller and Mary Grace Slattery

    552 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 ...

  20. Harry Morgan and Eileen Detchon

    Harry Morgan and Eileen Detchon

    509 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 ...

  21. Veronica Lake and John S. Detlie

    Veronica Lake and John S. Detlie

    524 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. Loretta Young and Tom Lewis

    Loretta Young and Tom Lewis

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

  23. Chester Morris and Lillian Kenton Barker

    Chester Morris and Lillian Kenton Barker

    447 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).

  24. Duke Kahanamoku and Nadine Alexander

    Duke Kahanamoku and Nadine Alexander

    381 views
    Date Married: 1940

  25. Noah Beery, Jr. and Maxine Jones

    Noah Beery, Jr. and Maxine Jones

    326 views
    Date Married: 1940

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