On This Day

Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1942

Weddings in Film & TV

Ava Gardner

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

Myrna Loy

Jun 6 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City

Marilyn Monroe

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

Cary Grant

Jul 8 British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)

Lana Turner

Jul 17 American movie actress Lana Turner (21) weds 2nd husband, American actor and restaurateur Steve Crane (annulled due to uncompleted divorce from prior marriage)

Janet Leigh

Aug 1 Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

  • Aug 23 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (34) weds screenwriter and playwright Robert Riskin (45)

Gregory Peck

Oct 4 Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)


Divorces in Film & TV

Mae West

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

Mary Astor

Dec 15 Actress Mary Astor (36) divorces film editor Manuel del Campo (29) after more than 4 years of marriage

Janet Leigh

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