On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in Film & Television in 1940

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 13 Actress Lana Turner (19) marries bandleader Artie Shaw (29)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 7 Comedian Oliver Hardy (48) marries film assistant Virginia Lucille Jones (30)

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

LoveWedding of Interest

May 5 Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Actress Gertrude Lawrence (42) weds theater owner Richard Aldrich

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

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 30 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 22 "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California

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

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 23 Film director David Lean (32) weds actress Kay Walsh (29)

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis