Actors and Actresses Married and Divorced in 1976

Weddings in Film & TV

Sidney Poitier

Jan 23 Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier (48) weds Canadian actress Joanna Shimkus

Gloria Swanson

Feb 2 Actress Gloria Swanson (76) weds writer William Dufty (60)

Wedding of Interest

Apr 14 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan; divorce in 1980

Doris Day

Apr 14 American singer and actress Doris Day (54) weds restaurateur Barry Comden; divorce in 1982

  • Jun 25 British-American actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25) three weeks after they meet; separate after two months, divorce in 1977

Andy Gibb

Jul 11 Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

Frank Sinatra

Jul 11 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)

Elizabeth Taylor

Dec 4 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (44) marries for the 7th time to politician John Warner (49)


Divorces in Film & TV

Divorce of Interest

Aug 1 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Aug 24 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (59) divorces her sixth husband, toy inventor Jack Ryan (49) after 1 year of marriage

Donna Summer

Nov 24 American singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage