On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in Film & Television in 1939

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 4 Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 29 "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (37) weds actress Carole Lombard (30) at the rectory of Saint John's Methodist Episcopal Church in Kingman, Arizona

  • Apr 22 Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (29) weds Huntington Hartford's former wife Mary Lee Hartford

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 4 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 20 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 4 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 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

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable
Actor Jackie Coogan
Actor
Jackie Coogan