On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in Film & Television in 1942

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor Cary Grant
Actor
Cary Grant

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Actress Lana Turner marries actor Stephen Crane (annulled)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

LoveWedding of Interest

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

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 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

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

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh