On This Day

Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1954

Weddings in Film & TV

Wedding of Interest

Jan 14 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marriage at San Francisco City Hall

Leonard Nimoy

Feb 21 Actor Leonard Nimoy (22) weds actress Sandra Zober

Elizabeth Montgomery

Mar 27 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (20) weds socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann

Kirk Douglas

May 28 "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

Groucho Marx

Jul 17 Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

Steve Allen

Jul 31 American television personality and songwriter Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (33)

  • Jul 31 American comedian Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (35), in Waterford, Connecticut

Shirley MacLaine

Sep 17 Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City

Audrey Hepburn

Sep 25 "Roman Holiday" actress Audrey Hepburn (25) weds actor Mel Ferrer (37) in Burgenstock, Switzerland; divorce in 1968

John Wayne

Nov 1 Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii


Nov 19 Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

Divorces in Film & TV

Susan Hayward

Aug 18 Oscar-winning actress Susan Hayward (37) divorces actor Jess Barker (42) after nine years of marriage

John Wayne

Nov 1 Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur (34) due to drunken violence after 8 years of marriage