On This Day

Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1953

Weddings in Film & TV

Agnes Moorehead

Feb 14 Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor & film director Robert Gist (35)

Wedding of Interest

Jul 2 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Roger Moore

Jul 6 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

José Ferrer

Jul 13 Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma

Lana Turner

Sep 8 American movie actress Lana Turner (32) weds 4th husband, "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34); divorce in 1957

Rita Hayworth

Sep 24 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; divorce in 1955

Tony Trabert

Oct 26 Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

Milton Berle

Dec 9 Entertainer Milton Berle (45) marries for the third time Ruth Cosgrove (32)

Roone Arledge

Dec 27 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York


Divorces in Film & TV

José Ferrer

Jul 7 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage