On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1941

Famous Weddings

Stan Laurel

Jan 11 Comedian Stan Laurel and actress Virginia Ruth Rogers remarry for the 2nd time

Vera-Ellen

Feb 4 American dancer and actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow American dancer Robert Hightower; divorce in 1946

William J. Casey

Feb 22 Future CIA Director William J. Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz

Hattie McDaniel

Mar 21 American Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford; divorced 1945

Doris Day

Apr 17 American actress Doris Day (19) weds trombonist Albert Jorden

  • Apr 19 Youngest Mitford sister Deborah Mitford marries Andrew Cavendish, son of the Duke of Devonshire in London

Tom Bradley

May 4 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (23) weds Ethel Arnold

Gene Tierney

Jun 1 Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

  • Jun 3 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

Red Auerbach

Jun 5 NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

William Holden

Jul 12 Actor William Holden (23) weds actress Brenda Marshall (25) in Las Vegas

Judy Garland

Jul 27 American singer and actress Judy Garland (19) weds British-American musician David Rose (31); divorce in 1944

Jackie Coogan

Aug 10 Actor Jackie Coogan (26) weds actress Flower Parry in Gardnerville, Nevada

  • Aug 12 "I Love Lucy" actress Vivan Vance (32) weds actor Philip Ober (39)

Billie Holiday

Aug 25 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe; divorced 1947

  • Sep 11 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels

Red Grange

Oct 13 NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

James Herriot

Nov 5 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

Milton Berle

Dec 4 Entertainer Milton Berle (33) marries actress Joyce Matthews (21) for the first time (divorced 1947, remarried 1949)

  • Dec 6 King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels

Ella Fitzgerald

Dec 26 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (24) weds convicted drug dealer Benny Kornegay; annulled 1943

Maureen O'Hara

Dec 29 Actress Maureen O'Hara (21) marries second husband director Will Price (28) (divorced 1953)

  • Dec 30 Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach