Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1945

Weddings in Film & TV

Gloria Swanson

Jan 29 Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey

Humphrey Bogart

May 21 American actor Humphrey Bogart (44) marries American actress Lauren Bacall (20) at Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio

  • Jun 13 "Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas

Judy Garland

Jun 15 American singer and actress Judy Garland (23) weds American director Vincente Minnelli (42); divorce in 1951

Groucho Marx

Jul 21 Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (54) weds Kay Marvis

  • Sep 7 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling (25)

Shirley Temple

Sep 19 Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church

Angela Lansbury

Sep 27 American actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds British actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California; divorce in 1946

Janet Leigh

Oct 5 American actress Janet Leigh (18) weds American sailor Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California; divorce in 1949

Ava Gardner

Oct 17 American actress Ava Gardner (22) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood; divorce in 1946

Bette Davis

Nov 30 Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry

Eddie Albert

Dec 5 Actor Eddie Albert (39) weds actress Margo (28)

Mary Astor

Dec 24 Actress Mary Astor (39) weds Thomas Gordon Wheelock


Divorces in Film & TV

John Wayne

Dec 25 Actor John Wayne (38) divorces Josephine Saenz (37) after 12 years of marriage