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Oleg Cassini and Gene Tierney

Oleg Cassini and Gene Tierney

(3 fans)

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 ...
Virginia Field and Paul Douglas

Virginia Field and Paul Douglas

(0 fans)

December 1940
(11 April 1942 - 1946) (divorced) 1 child February 42 Kilgallen reports that v*rginia and Paul Douglas have postponed their wedding day 11 April 42 marries Paul Douglas in Hollywood. He`s 34; she`s 24. He`s a former radio announcer now attached to the government office of fact and figures. S ...
Joyce Mathews and Milton Berle

Joyce Mathews and Milton Berle

(0 fans)

December 1940
(4 December 1941 - 22 October 1947) (divorced) 1 child (16 June 1949 - 30 March 1950) (divorced) 1 child adopted a daughter, Victoria, in 1946. When Milton Berle was asked why he remarried Joyce Mathews after they divorced, he quipped "She reminded me of my first wife"!!
Anne Nagel and Lt. James H. Keenan

Anne Nagel and Lt. James H. Keenan

(0 fans)

December 1940
(4 December 1941 - April 1951)
Joanne Dru and Dick Haymes

Joanne Dru and Dick Haymes

(0 fans)

December 1940
(21 September 1941 - 28 June 1949) (divorced) 3 children Dec 1940 meets Argentine singer Dick Haymes at the Paramount Theater, where she is dancing and he is singing with Harry James and His Orchestra July 41 Winchell expects her to marry Dick Haymes, "vocalist for the Harry James crew," ...
Vivian Vance and Philip Ober

Vivian Vance and Philip Ober

(0 fans)

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 ...
Paulette Goddard and Burgess Meredith

Paulette Goddard and Burgess Meredith

(1 fan)

July 1940
(21 May 1944 - 1950) (divorced) 1940 meets Broadway star Burgess Meredith, who stars with her in Second Chorus Summer 1940 meets Broadway star Burgess Meredith, who stars with her in Second Chorus 1941 sees a lot of Burgess Meredith, but also dates Bruce Cabot 1944 marries actor Burgess Meredith ...
Ann Sheridan and George Brent

Ann Sheridan and George Brent

(1 fan)

July 1940
(5 January 1942 - 5 January 1943) (divorced)
Dorothy Fay and Tex Ritter

Dorothy Fay and Tex Ritter

(0 fans)

June 1940
(14 June 1941 - 2 January 1974) (his death) (2 children) Ritter was married to actress Dorothy Fay on June 14, 1941, until his death. The couple had two sons, Thomas Ritter and actor John Ritter (father of Jason who was born in 1980). Tex helped start United Cerebral Palsy after Thomas was found to ...
Deanna Durbin and Vaughn Paul

Deanna Durbin and Vaughn Paul

(0 fans)

April 1940
(April 18, 1941 - December 14, 1943) (divorced)
Constance Bennett and Gilbert Roland

Constance Bennett and Gilbert Roland

(0 fans)

April 1940
(20 April 1941 - 20 June 1946) (divorced) 2 children In 1941, Bennett married the actor Gilbert Roland, by whom she had two daughters, Lorinda April 21, 1938 and Christina December 9, 1941 (a.k.a. Gyl). They were divorced in 1946.
Bert Lahr and Mildred Schroeder

Bert Lahr and Mildred Schroeder

(0 fans)

February 1940
Bert began seeing his future second wife Mildred in the early 1930s while his first wife was institutionalized. Mildred left him in March 1936 and married another man because he would not divorce his first wife. Mildred left her first husband by the end of 1936 and went back to Lahr, who finally obtained ...
Veronica Lake and John S. Detlie

Veronica Lake and John S. Detlie

(0 fans)

January 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 ...

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