On This Day

Musicians Married and Divorced in 1957

Weddings in Music

Richard Harris

Feb 9 Actor-singer Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20); divorce in 1969

Alan Alda

Mar 15 American actor Alan Alda (21) weds American classical clarinest and photographer Arlene Weiss (24)

Billie Holiday

Mar 28 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (41) weds mob enforcer Louis McKay

Patsy Cline

Sep 15 Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

  • Oct 24 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant

June Carter Cash

Nov 11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Jerry Lee Lewis

Dec 12 American piano playing singer Jerry Lee Lewis (21) weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown (13) while still married to his 2nd wife Jane Mitcham; legalize marriage in 1958; divorce in 1970

  • Dec 29 American singing duo Steve Lawrence (22) and Eydie Gormé (29) wed at the home of casino owner Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Divorces in Music

Divorce of Interest

Jul 5 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage