Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1951

Weddings in Film & TV

Burgess Meredith

Jan 8 American actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds Swedish-American ballerina Kaja Sundsten

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Feb 10 Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (31) marries actress Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (19)

Doris Day

Apr 3 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank, California

Myrna Loy

Jun 2 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Wedding of Interest

Jun 4 American actress Janet Leigh (23) weds American actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut; divorce in 1962

Max Von Sydow

Aug 1 Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin

Peter Sellers

Sep 15 Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe in London, England

  • Sep 28 Actor Franchot Tone weds actress Barbara Payton

Wedding of Interest

Nov 7 American entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife American film star Ava Gardner (26); divorce in 1957


Divorces in Film & TV

Elizabeth Taylor

Jan 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr.

Jackie Coogan

Sep 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage

Frank Sinatra

Oct 29 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage