On This Day

Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1956

Weddings in Film & TV

Gene Hackman

Jan 1 American actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese; divorce in 1986

Vera Miles

Apr 14 Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29); divorce in 1954

Wedding of Interest

Apr 18 US film actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a civil ceremony in Monaco

  • Apr 19 American actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

Anita Ekberg

May 22 Swedish actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy; divorce in 1959

Sonja Henie

Jun 6 Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)

Ted Cassidy

Jun 14 Actor Ted Cassidy (23) weds Margaret Helen

Wedding of Interest

Jun 29 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for the 3rd time, this time marrying playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

  • Aug 5 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor-singer Jack Cassidy (29)

William Shatner

Aug 12 Canadian "Star Trek" actor William Shatner (25) weds Gloria Rand; divorce in 1969

Christopher Plummer

Aug 19 Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

Archie Moore

Aug 21 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

  • Aug 27 Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)

Harold Pinter

Sep 14 British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)