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1942 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 1942

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 10 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California
  • Jun 6 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City
  • Jun 19 Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jul 21 Actress Mae West (48) divorces vaudeville performer Frank Wallace after 31 years of marriage
  • Dec 15 Actress Mary Astor (36) divorces film editor Manuel del Campo (29) after more than 4 years of marriage
  • Dec 28 American actress Janet Leigh (15) granted annulment of 4 month marriage to childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18)

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