On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1937

Famous Weddings

Nat King Cole

Jan 27 Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Mary Astor

Feb 18 Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona

D. W. Griffith

Mar 2 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)

  • Jun 7 Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman

Mary Pickford

Jun 26 Canadian-American silent film actress Mary Pickford (45) weds American actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)

Ingrid Bergman

Jul 10 Actress Ingrid Bergman (21) weds dentist Petter Aron Lindström

  • Jul 11 Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall

Jacques Cousteau

Jul 12 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris

Muriel Spark

Sep 3 Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

John Kenneth Galbraith

Sep 17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

  • Oct 5 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

Wedding of Interest

Nov 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles


Famous Divorces

  • Sep 28 Martha Raye (21) divorces Hamilton "Bud" Westmore (19) on the basis of extreme cruelty

Walter Lippmann

Dec 9 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage