Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1936

Famous Weddings

Paul Henreid

Jan 1 Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck

Burgess Meredith

Jan 10 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

Emilio G. Segrè

Feb 2 Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

George Orwell

Jun 9 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

  • Jun 14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

William Hanna

Aug 7 Animator William Hanna (26) weds Violet Blanch Wogatzke (23)

  • Sep 12 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

Henry Fonda

Sep 16 American actor Henry Fonda (31) weds Canadian-American socialite Frances Ford Seymour (28) at Christ Church, New York City

  • Sep 28 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)
  • Oct 6 Diana Mitford marries Oswald Mosley in the house of Joseph Goebbels with Adolf Hitler as a guest

John Barrymore

Nov 9 Actor John Barrymore (54) marries fourth wife Elaine Barrie (21) (divorced 1940)

Raymond Dart

Nov 28 Australian paleo-anthropologist Raymond Dart (43) weds South African librarian Marjorie Gordon Frew

Billy Wilder

Dec 22 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (30) weds first wife Judith Coppicus

Wedding of Interest

Dec 24 Paleoanthropologist Mary Nicol (23) weds archaeologist Louis Leakey (33) in England

  • Dec 28 British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale

Bronko Nagurski

Dec 28 Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota


Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

Jan 10 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

D. W. Griffith

Mar 2 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage