(19 June 1964 - 1980) (divorced) 1 child
while preparing her Las Vegas act, mutual friends arrange a date with Texas oilman Ling-Chieh "Louis" K’ung, Jr. He also is recently divorced.
19 April 62
marries K’ung, the son of Hsiang-hsi K’ung, minister of finance in pre-Communist China, and his wife, Ai-Ling Soong, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s 41; she’s 28. Her mother confirms the marriage. The newlyweds are not available for comment. She would have had to fly to Rome the very same day, but K’ung hired a plane and flew them to Las Vegas instead.
the K’ungs settle on an estate near Houston, Texas. K’ung, the nephew of Chiang Kai-shek and Su-Yat-sen, is son of a prestigious Shanghai family and claims to be a direct descendent of Confucius. He attended England`s Sandhurst Military Academy and served as a major during World War II. Afterwards, K’ung came to the United States as a diplomat assigned to the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D. C., and then he moved to Houston. In 1961, he founded the Westland Oil Development Corporation. In the early 1980s, he will relocate his operations to Montgomery and build a fortress and underground atomic bomb shelter, which holds 1,500 people and supplies for up to 90 days, including bed space, kitchen, and surgical area. K’ung will lose title to the complex in 1987 during the oil industry bust, driving the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Wilson reports K’ung has her cancel all her personal appearances, "costing him a goodly bite in his payroll, in payoffs to clubs
November 63 she and K’ung expect their first child
22 June 64
her son, Teh-chi Gregory / Gregory E., is born. He will graduate from Texas A&M University and become a lawyer.
c. October 64
accepts a guest role in a TV show when Gregory is four months old. Even though she’s only gone for four days, the boy gets sick and she can`t be reached. Afterward, she decides to raise her child herself and vows not to return to work until he finished high school.
Wilson reports her residing quietly in Houston
travels most of the time with her husband and his employees. She spends a lot of time in the K’ung fortress building.
? becomes deeply religious
she and K’ung separate after 18 years of marriage. She refuses to discuss the divorce.