Actresses in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1655-06-13 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh, 1st actress in the Netherlands (Onvergelijkelijke Ariana, Amsterdam Schouwburg), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1661)
  • 1880-11-08 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
  • 1920-11-08 Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn
  • 1926-10-07 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
  • 1932-09-18 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign

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1934-02-22 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)

Actor Clark Gable
Actor
Clark Gable
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actress Claudette Colbert
Actress
Claudette Colbert

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1954-03-25 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress

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1956-12-13 "Anastasia" comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.

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1957-09-17 Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

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1958-03-26 30th Academy Awards-"The Bridge on the River Kwai" wins Best Picture, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness win Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively

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1958-04-04 Cheryl Crane aged 14, daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

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1961-04-17 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

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1964-04-13 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones", Best Film, Sidney Poitier & Patricia Neal win Best Actor/Actress

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1966-06-21 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)

  • 1967-04-10 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor
  • 1967-06-29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress, and Samuel S. Brody, attorney and Mansfield's current partner, die in a car crash

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1967-12-25 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1969-01-27 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)

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1969-02-24 "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

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1969-04-14 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Actress
Katharine Hepburn
Actor Cliff Robertson
Actor
Cliff Robertson
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1982-03-15 Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan

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1982-12-03 "Frances", film depicting life of actress Frances Frances and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US

Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange

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1982-12-08 "Sophie's Choice", directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on William Styton's 1979 novel of the same name, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1983)

  • 1984-06-02 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy

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1989-07-04 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

  • 1991-05-04 Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
  • 1991-05-09 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)

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1991-08-01 Actress Hedy Lamarr, aged 77 is arrested for shoplifting in Florida

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 1992-07-14 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
  • 1992-11-14 Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls & breaks 3 fingers

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1993-03-02 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

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2000-05-25 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk

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2003-09-27 Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

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2006-01-29 US 39-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award

  • 2013-05-26 66th Cannes Film Festival: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" directed by Abdellatif Kechiche wins the Palme d'Or. The two main actresses in the film, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux also awarded

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2014-02-14 Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference

Actress Ellen Page
Actress
Ellen Page

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2015-02-22 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress

  • 2015-09-11 Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5million) by Forbes

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2015-10-08 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • 2016-02-28 36th Razzies Awards: "Fifty Shades of Grey" wins worst film, worst actor and actress

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2016-02-28 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Spotlight", Best Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Actor/Actress Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson

  • 2016-10-10 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline

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2017-02-26 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Moonlight" (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Actress Emma Stone

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2017-05-30 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 2017-08-16 Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes
  • 2017-09-13 Actress Rebel Wilson awarded $4.56 million in damages in libel case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, largest defamation payout in Australia
  • 2017-09-28 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

Birthdays in Film & TV

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  • 1642-02-18 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), born in Rouen, France (d. 1698)
  • 1650-02-02 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress, mistress to King Charles II, born in London, England (d. 1687)
  • 1692-04-05 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", born in Damery, Marne (d. 1730)
  • 1697-03-09 Friederike C Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • 1713-01-02 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (Iphigénie en Aulide), born in Paris, France (d. 1803)
  • 1755-07-05 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage), born in Brecon, Wales (d. 1831)
  • 1761-11-22 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1762-04-13 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1827)
  • 1776-09-27 Maria Versfelt [Ida Saint-Elme], Dutch writer, stage actress, and mistress (General Moreau & Marshal Ney), born in Lith, Netherlands (d. 1845)
  • 1809-11-27 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, born in London, England (d. 1893)
  • 1812-12-22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress (Romeo & Juliet), born in Copenhagen Denmark (d. 1890)
  • 1816-07-23 Charlotte Saunders Cushman, American actress (Lady MacBeth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • 1818-12-31 Maria Gartmann, Dutch actress, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1885)
  • 1823-05-22 Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakespearean actress, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1889)
  • 1833-02-25 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress and mother of Theodoor Verstraete, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1903)
  • 1834-01-17 Wilhelmina Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, daughter of Mimi Bia, born in Amsterdam (d. 1902)
  • 1840-10-12 Helena Modjeska [Modrzejewska], Polish Shakespearian actress (Hamlet), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1909)
  • 1842-11-22 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster, Uncle Tom), born in the Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • 1843-05-09 Isabella "Belle" Boyd, American actress and Confederate spy during US Civil War, born in Martinsburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1844-05-09 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • 1845-10-22 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), born in Paris, France (d. 1923)
  • 1847-02-27 Ellen Alice Terry, British actress and director (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1928)
  • 1848-02-24 Johanna C P Barbiers, Dutch actress (Voddenraper of Paris), born in Zaandam, The Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1848-03-03 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (The Hunchback), born in Leeds, England (d. 1880)
  • 1848-09-04 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1925)
  • 1850-04-19 Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), born in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1850-05-26 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother, Een danstragedie, Stupid force) (d. 1930)
  • 1851-08-15 Helena Amelung [Georgette A], Dutch actress (Scapegoat), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1853-05-02 Marie Verstraete, Belgian actress (Mooi Juultje van Volendam, Frou Frou), born in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium (d. 1928)
  • 1853-07-29 Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1937)
  • 1853-10-13 Lillie Langtry [Emilie Charlotte Le Breton], American actress (His Neighbor's Wife), born in Jersey, Channel Islands (d. 1929)
  • 1853-10-13 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Piet Vink Senior, born (d. 1949)
  • 1856-04-22 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Two Orphans), born (d. 1939)
  • 1857-05-08 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, born in the Netherlands (d. 1946)
  • 1858-04-19 May Robson [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Moama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1942)
  • 1858-07-05 Maria "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Maarten Stranger, born (d. 1917)
  • 1859-10-03 Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (Les Misérables, Thérèse Raquin), born near Vigevano, Italy (d. 1924)
  • 1860-04-22 Ada Rehan, Irish-American stage actress and comedian (Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre), born in County Limerick, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1861-12-04 Lillian Russell [Helen Leonard], American singer and actress (Great Mogul), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • 1862-03-14 Eva Thatcher, American actress, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1942)
  • 1862-06-10 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1937)
  • 1862-09-19 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, American actress (Son of Dracula), born in Benton County, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • 1863-10-08 Edythe Chapman, American actress (Beyond the Rocks), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1863-10-10 Helen Dunbar, American actress (Fine Manners, Beyond the Rocks), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1863-11-20 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet) and wife of John Dilis, born (d. 1939)
  • 1864-07-15 Marie Tempest [Marie Susan Etherington], British actress known as the "queen of her profession" (Yellow Sands), born in London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1865-02-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell [Beatrice Tanner], English actress (Pygmalion), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1865-06-19 May Whitty, British actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1948)
  • 1865-12-19 Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1932)
  • 1866-08-17 Julia Marlowe [Sarah Frances Frost], English-American Shakespearean actress, born in Cumberland, England (d. 1950)
  • 1867-01-20 Yvette Guilbert [Emma Laure Esther Guilbert], French singer and actress, born in Paris, France (d. 1944)
  • 1867-05-07 Philippine "Pine" Belder [Mary de Klerk], Flemish actress (Hope of Blessing), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1868-11-04 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)

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1868-11-09 Marie Dressler [Leila Koerber], Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill), born in Cobourg, Ontario (d. 1934)

  • 1868-12-25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1871-01-14 Pauline Beersmans, Flemish actress (Hofslachter), born (d. 1942)
  • 1871-02-14 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (The Saga of Gösta Berling), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1959)
  • 1871-03-15 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch actress (Miss Hobbs), born (d. 1950)
  • 1871-05-30 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (Phantom), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1871-07-18 Sada Yacco [Kawakami Sadayakko], Japanese geisha and stage actress, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1871-09-04 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress and wife of Joseph of Lyre, born in St-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1871-09-13 Alma Kruger, American actress (Made For Each Other), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1872-03-18 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), born in Warsaw (d. 1918) date of birth disputed
  • 1872-09-10 Josephina "Frieda" Herberich, German actress (Salontiroler, Verdoold Sheep), born (d. 1958)
  • 1872-09-16 Henriette deVreker-Verschuur, Dutch-Flemish actress (Roze Kate), born (d. 1965)
  • 1872-09-28 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, born on the ship Wellesley (d. 1957)
  • 1872-11-11 Maude Adams, American actress (Baldwin's Theatre-Peter Pan), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1953)
  • 1873-01-30 Rose Melville, American stage actress (A Baby Grand, Her Great Invention), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • 1873-03-07 Madame Sul-Te-Wan [Nellie Crawford], American actress (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1873-04-29 Alida J M Tartaud-Klein, Dutch actress and nomination artist (Rotterdam Stage), born in Amsterdam (d. 1938)
  • 1874-03-14 Mary Carr, Actress actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1874-09-04 Johanna M "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, born (d. 1964)
  • 1874-11-16 Johanna Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August) and wife of Henri Dons, born (d. 1946)
  • 1875-02-26 Emma Dunn, British actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • 1875-11-10 Maude Eburne, Canadian actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), born in Bronte-on-the-Lake, Ontario (d. 1960)
  • 1875-11-22 Elizabeth Patterson, American actress (I Love Lucy, Climax, Tall Story), born in Savannah, Tennessee (d. 1966)
  • 1876-07-29 Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian actress (The Wolf Man, Waterloo Bridge), born in Tula, Russian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1876-09-30 Katherine Griffith, American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1921)
  • 1876-10-27 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Dutch actress (Un Soir Un Train), born in Pamekasan, Dutch Indies (d. 1976)
  • 1877-02-18 Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann [Theodora Elisabeth Beckmann], Dutch author and actress (De huzaren, Dood Water), born in Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1877-10-24 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Cesare, The Tars, Anastasia), born in Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1877-11-02 Claire McDowell, American actress (Big Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1878-01-22 Constance Collier, British actress and writer (Rope, Stage Door, Whirlpool), born in Windsor, England (d. 1955)
  • 1878-04-26 Ethel Griffies, British actress (Billy Liar, The Birds, We Live Again), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1878-10-05 Louise Dresser [Kerlin], American actress (Maid of Salem), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1965)
  • 1879-05-22 Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (Blood and Sand), born in Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1879-05-27 Lucile Watson, Canadian actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance), born in Québec, Canada (d. 1962)
  • 1879-08-15 Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American classic film & stage actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1879-10-15 Jane Darwell [Patti Woodward], American actress (The Grapes of Wrath, Huckleberry Finn), born in Palmyra, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1879-10-15 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1879-10-30 Eily Malyon, British actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1879-12-12 Laura Hope Crews, American actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • 1880-01-01 Edie Martin, British actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1880-01-28 Mary Boland, American comedienne and actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1880-03-03 Florence Auer, American actress (Eradicating Aunty), born in Albany, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1880-10-23 Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress (David Copperfield), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1959)
  • 1881-06-04 Clara Blandick, American actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer), born on board an American ship in Hong Kong (d. 1962)
  • 1881-09-11 Asta Nielsen, Danish actress (Joyless Street), born in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1972)
  • 1881-09-27 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist, singer and actress, born (d. 1940)
  • 1881-10-26 Margaret Wycherly, British actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1956)

Weddings in Film & TV

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  • 1833-10-03 Composer Hector Berlioz (29) marries actress Harriet Smithson (30)

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1840-02-01 Novelist Alexandre Dumas (37) weds actress Ida Ferrier

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1893-09-13 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch

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1901-05-25 Anton Chekhov (41), Russian physician, dramatist and author marries actress Olga Knipper (31)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

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1902-08-16 Filmmaker Cecil B DeMille (21) weds actress Constance Adams (28) in Orange, New Jersey

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

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1911-01-07 Actress Mary Pickford (19) weds actor Owen Moore (25)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

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1911-01-11 Actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman

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1911-04-11 Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

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1916-03-27 Actress Gloria Swanson (17) weds actor Wallace Beery (30)

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1919-02-15 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck

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1921-03-24 Comedian Oliver Hardy (29) marries actress Myrtle Reeves (24)

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

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1923-05-17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

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1923-11-25 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

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1924-11-26 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
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Charlie Chaplin
Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey

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1925-02-07 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

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1926-08-13 Comedian Stan Laurel (36) marries 1st wife actress Lois Neilson (30)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

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1926-09-29 Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer weds film producer Irving Thalberg

Actress Norma Shearer
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Norma Shearer

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1927-05-30 Academy Award-winning actor Fredric March (29) marries actress Florence Eldridge

  • 1928-06-15 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)

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1929-03-29 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

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1929-06-03 Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy in New York City

Actress Joan Crawford
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Joan Crawford
  • 1929-07-22 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)

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1930-06-05 Actress Agnes Moorehead (29) weds actor Jack G. Lee (28)

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1930-06-21 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell

Actress Gloria Stuart
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Gloria Stuart

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1931-12-03 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow

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1932-08-18 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

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1933-08-10 Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

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1933-09-28 Actress Greer Garson (29) weds first husband Edward Snelson (29)

Actress Greer Garson
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Greer Garson

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1933-12-15 Actor Gary Cooper (32) weds actress Veronica Balfe (20) in Park Avenue, New York City

  • 1934-02-10 British born actor "North by Northwest" Cary Grant (30) weds "City Lights" actress Virginia Cherrill (26)
  • 1934-07-29 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)
  • 1934-11-13 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)
  • 1935-09-28 Comedian Stan Laurel (45) marries 2nd wife actress Virginia Ruth Rogers

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1935-11-09 "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt

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1936-01-10 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

  • 1936-09-12 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)
  • 1936-09-28 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

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1937-03-02 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

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1937-07-10 Actress Ingrid Bergman (21) weds dentist Petter Aron Lindström

  • 1937-10-05 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

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1937-11-20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

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1938-06-20 British actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

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1939-08-04 Philosopher of communication theory Marshall McLuhan (28) weds teacher and aspiring actress Corinne Lewis (27)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan

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1939-08-14 "A Star Is Born" actress Janet Gaynor (32) weds MGM costume designer Adrian (36)

Actress Janet Gaynor
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Janet Gaynor

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-08-20 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-11-04 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-11-19 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-01-26 Actor Ronald Raegan (28) weds Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman (23) at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 1940-02-13 Actress Lana Turner marries bandleader Artie Shaw

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-05-05 Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-07-04 Actress Gertrude Lawrence (42) weds theater owner Richard Aldrich

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-07-31 Actress Loretta Young (27) weds advertising executive Tom Lewis at the chapel of St. Paul's Church in Westwood

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-08-31 "Wuthering Heights" actor Laurence Olivier (33) weds "Gone With The Wind" actress Vivien Leigh (26)

  • 1940-09-25 "Sullivan's Travels" actress Veronica Lake (18) weds American motion picture art director and set designer John S. Detlie (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-11-23 RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-11-23 Film director David Lean (32) weds actress Kay Walsh (29)

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-11-30 "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
  • 1940-12-31 Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona
  • 1941-01-11 Comedian Stan Laurel and actress Virginia Ruth Rogers remarry for the 2nd time

HeartWedding of Interest

1941-02-04 Actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow dancer Robert Hightower

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen

HeartWedding of Interest

1941-04-17 Actress Doris Day (19) weds trombonist Albert Jorden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

HeartWedding of Interest

1941-06-01 Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

HeartWedding of Interest

1941-07-12 Actor William Holden (23) weds actress Brenda Marshall (25) in Las Vegas

  • 1941-08-10 Actor Jackie Coogan (26) weds actress Flower Parry in Gardnerville, Nevada
  • 1941-08-12 "I Love Lucy" actress Vivan Vance (32) weds actor Philip Ober (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-01-10 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-06-06 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-06-19 Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman

  • 1942-07-17 Actress Lana Turner marries actor Stephen Crane (annulled)

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-08-01 Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • 1942-08-23 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (34) weds screenwriter and playwright Robert Riskin (45)
  • 1943-03-14 Actress Lana Turner and actor Stephen Crane marry for the second time

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-04-10 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-04-17 Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-09-07 "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-10-30 Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1943-12-05 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-01-26 Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-07-23 Actress Susan Hayward (31) weds actor Jess Barker (32) at St. Thomas Church in Los Angeles, California

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-09-06 Actor Yul Brynner (24) weds actress Virginia Gilmore (25) at the Los Angeles County Courthouse

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-05-21 Director Akira Kurosawa (35) weds actress Yoko Yaguchi (23)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1945-06-13 "Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-09-19 Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-09-27 Actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-12-05 Actor Eddie Albert (39) weds actress Margo (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

1946-01-17 Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur in Long Beach, California

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

Divorces in Film & TV

Divorces 1 - 100 of 147


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1919-03-01 Actress Gloria Swanson (19) divorces actor Wallace Beery (31) after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1920-03-02 Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1938-07-19 Actor Burgess Meredith (30) divorces actress Margaret Perry (25) after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1938-12-06 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1939-10-11 Actor Jackie Coogan (24) divorces actress Betty Grable (22) after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1942-07-21 Actress Mae West (48) divorces vaudeville performer Frank Wallace after 31 years of marriage

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1942-12-28 Actress Janet Leigh (14) divorces childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) 4 months after getting married

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1947-11-01 Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1949-05-31 Actress Doris Day (27) divorces saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1950-03-01 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage

  • 1950-07-05 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1951-01-29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1952-02-28 Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1952-06-11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (51) divorces actor Jack G. Lee (50) after 22 years of marriage

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-07-07 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954-08-18 Oscar-winning actress Susan Hayward (37) divorces actor Jess Barker (42) after nine years of marriage

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1954-11-01 Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1955-08-09 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (22) divorces socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann after more than a year of marriage

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960-03-26 Academy award-winning actor Yul Brynner (39) divorces actress Virginia Gilmore (40) after 15 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1960-06-14 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964-07-28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

  • 1967-09-12 Actress Rosemary Clooney divorces actor José Ferrer for the second time after she found out his affair with Stella Magee

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1968-08-16 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1968-12-18 Actor Peter Sellers (43) divorces actress Britt Ekland after 4 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974-05-06 Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974-09-13 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1978-05-01 Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1979-02-26 Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1980-10-06 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1984-09-14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1984-12-20 Actress Kate Jackson (36) divorces business executive David Greenwald after 2 years of marriage

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1985-01-07 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1987-07-14 Actor Michael Biehn (30) divorces actress Carlene Olson (32) after 7 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989-02-16 actress Jane Fonda & activist Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989-03-01 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1990-01-29 Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1992-04-12 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1992-06-30 Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage

  • 1994-07-07 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1996-02-22 Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • 1997-06-25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage
  • 1998-02-28 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1999-12-16 Actress Linda Hamilton (43) divorces director James Cameron (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 2000-05-25 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage
  • 2000-09-22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2000-10-18 Actress Demi Moore (37) divorces actor Bruce Willis (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Actress Demi Moore
Actress
Demi Moore
Actor Bruce Willis
Actor
Bruce Willis
  • 2001-05-22 Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2001-07-16 "Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 9 years of marriage

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2001-12-13 Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (26) divorces assistant film director Jim Threapleton (28) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 years of marriage

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
  • 2002-03-01 "12 Angry Men" actor Edward James Olmos (55) divorces "Sopranos" actress Lorraine Bracco (47) after 8 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2002-10-15 Comedian Tom Green (30) divorces actress Drew Barrymore (26) due to irreconcilable differences after less than a year of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2003-05-27 Actress Angelina Jolie (26) divorces actor Billy Bob Thornton (47) due to irreconcilable differences

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2004-03-30 "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2004-04-26 Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage

  • 2004-04-27 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated
  • 2004-05-12 Model and actress Ali Landry divorces (30) "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to infidelity only less than 2 weeks after getting married
  • 2004-06-10 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) divorces "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 weeks after getting married
  • 2004-10-07 Actress Andie MacDowell (46) divorces businessman Rhett Hartzog (45) after nearly three years of marriage
  • 2005-03-01 Former Full House actor John Stamos (41) divorces X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (31) after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-03-25 American actress Jennifer Aniston (36) files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 and a half years of marriage

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston
  • 2005-12-20 Actress Renee Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage
  • 2006-04-20 Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding
  • 2006-05-06 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (56) divorces plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (63) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 21 years of marriage
  • 2006-07-26 Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage
  • 2006-11-27 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006-11-27 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair
  • 2006-12-22 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh (35) divorces Oscar-winning Sideways director Alexander Payne (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • 2006-12-29 One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (24) divorces actor Chad Michael Murray (25) for the reason of fraud after 5 months of marriage
  • 2007-02-06 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (32) divorces actress Andrea Elmer Faustino (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-02-20 Baywatch actress Carmen Electra (34) divorces rocker Dave Navarro (39) due to irreconcilable differences after less than three years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-04-11 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 2007-05-31 Actress Billie Piper and radio DJ Chris Evans divorce after 6 years of marriage
  • 2007-06-27 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-08-10 Actor Johnathon Schaech (37) divorces actress Christina Applegate (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-10-05 Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-10-22 Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (40) divorces actress Kate Hudson (28) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly six years of marriage

Actress Kate Hudson
Actress
Kate Hudson
  • 2007-12-17 Actor Dermot Mulroney (44) divorces actress Catherine Keener (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-12-20 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • 2008-02-22 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (40) divorces Rick Salomon (39) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 months after getting married
  • 2008-12-01 "CSI" actress Marg Helgenberger (50) divorces actor Alan Rosenberg (58) due to irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage
  • 2009-03-20 "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (37) divorces actress Harmoni Everett (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 6 years of marriage
  • 2009-06-05 "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (27) divorces actor Josh Janowicz (27) after three years of marriage
  • 2009-06-19 "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek (53) divorces actor Bradley Whitford (49) after 16 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,634

  • 1698-05-15 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), dies at 56
  • 1713-11-07 Elizabeth Barry, English restoration actress, dies at 55
  • 1723-12-01 Susanna Centlivre, English actress known as "the most successful female playwright of the eighteenth century", dies at 66 (approximately)
  • 1730-03-20 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", dies at 37
  • 1730-10-23 Anne Oldfield, English actress (The Maiden Queen), dies from cervical cancer at 47
  • 1756-02-25 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63
  • 1803-02-20 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (Iphigénie en Aulide), dies at 90
  • 1811-12-08 Eliza Poe, English-American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Po, dies of tuberculosis at 23 or 24
  • 1816-07-03 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, dies at 65
  • 1821-08-01 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1827-04-23 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), dies at 65
  • 1831-06-08 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage, Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • 1858-01-03 Rachel Félix [Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa"], French singer and actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • 1875-12-10 Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
  • 1880-08-15 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), dies while horse riding at 32
  • 1885-09-30 Maria Gartmann, Dutch actress, dies at 60
  • 1888-03-27 Agnes Windeck, German actress (A Time to Love and a Time to Die), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1889-05-18 Isabella Glyn Dallas, Scottish Shakepearean actress, dies at 65
  • 1890-11-22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
  • 1893-01-15 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, dies at 83
  • 1899-11-19 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • 1902-02-15 Wilhelmina Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, dies at 68
  • 1903-02-15 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress, dies at 69
  • 1906-10-21 Helena Amelung [Georgette A], Dutch actress (Scapegoat), dies at 55
  • 1908-01-10 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65
  • 1909-03-12 Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
  • 1909-04-09 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress, dies from Bright's disease at 68
  • 1916-01-08 Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)
  • 1917-10-13 Florence La Badie, American actress
  • 1917-10-17 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
  • 1918-08-12 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and stage performer (b. 1872)
  • 1918-10-22 Myrtle Gonzalez, American film and stage actress (b. 1891)
  • 1919-04-18 Enny Vrede, [Maria M Muller], Dutch actress, drowns at 35
  • 1921-10-17 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
  • 1923-03-26 Sarah Bernhardt, [Henriette], actress (Queen Elizabeth), dies at 77
  • 1924-04-21 Eleanora Duse, Italian actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
  • 1925-03-13 Lucille Ricksen, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 1925-08-05 Jennie Lee (actor), American actress (b. 1848)
  • 1926-01-30 Barbara La Marr, American actress (The White Moth), dies at 29
  • 1926-09-09 Greta Lobo-Braakensiek, Dutch actress in railway accident
  • 1927-06-14 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 1928-01-27 Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
  • 1928-07-21 Ellen A Terry, Brits actress/dir (Imperial Theatre), dies at 81
  • 1929-02-12 Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • 1929-07-02 Gladys Brockwell, actress (Oliver Twist), dies at 34
  • 1929-08-02 Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)
  • 1929-09-15 Sara Amsel, Indon/Dutch actress/wife of Carel van Hoisted, dies at 58
  • 1929-10-03 Jeanne Eagels, actress (The Letter), dies at 35
  • 1930-02-23 Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • 1930-04-21 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
  • 1931-01-22 Alma Rubens, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1931-11-27 Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)
  • 1932-02-15 Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), dies at 66
  • 1932-11-04 Belle Bennett, actress (Iron Mask), dies at 41
  • 1932-11-27 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), dies at 36
  • 1933-08-28 Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  • 1933-10-05 Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • 1933-10-25 Lillian Hall-Davies actress (Farmer's Wife, Ring), dies at 36
  • 1933-11-05 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1934-05-29 Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65

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1934-07-28 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer

  • 1934-09-18 Marie Shotwell, actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54
  • 1935-03-23 Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)
  • 1935-11-05 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis, dies at 71
  • 1935-11-25 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (After 30 Years), dies at 72
  • 1935-12-16 Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30
  • 1936-10-23 (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
  • 1937-01-21 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
  • 1937-02-03 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
  • 1937-09-02 Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • 1937-09-15 Clifford Heatherley, actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
  • 1937-11-13 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), dies at 75
  • 1938-02-18 Alida J M Tartaud-Klein, Dutch actress and nomination artist (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64
  • 1938-08-04 Pearl White, US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49
  • 1938-09-19 Pauline Frederick, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1938-12-28 Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
  • 1939-04-18 Theo Mann, actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
  • 1939-10-28 Alice Brady, American actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee), dies at 46
  • 1940-04-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1940-08-31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • 1940-09-25 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57
  • 1940-12-25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
  • 1941-03-17 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1941-05-12 Ruth Stonehouse, silent film actress and director, dies at 48
  • 1941-10-09 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1942-01-03 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • 1942-01-16 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be), dies in a plane crash at 33
  • 1942-09-28 Eva Thatcher, American actress, dies at 80
  • 1942-10-20 May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84
  • 1943-02-14 Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • 1943-09-28 Fritzi Brunette, American actress, dies at 53
  • 1944-02-04 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
  • 1944-05-30 Jessie Ralph, actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79
  • 1944-07-20 Mildred Harris, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1944-12-13 Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34
  • 1945-03-04 Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
  • 1946-01-16 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • 1946-08-26 Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • 1946-09-16 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • 1946-09-21 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (b. 1971)