Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1943

Famous Weddings

Bettie Page

Feb 15 Model Bettie Page (19) weds high school sweetheart Billy Neal in Gallatin, Tennessee

Augusto Pinochet

Feb 18 Chilean army officer, and future dictator, Augusto Pinochet (27) marries LucĂ­a Hiriart (20)

Lana Turner

Mar 14 American movie actress Lana Turner (22) and American actor and restaurateur Steve Crane remarry in Tijuana, Mexico; divorce in 1944

John Steinbeck

Mar 29 Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger

John Glenn

Apr 6 US Marine Corps aviator and astronaut John Glenn (21) weds high school sweetheart Anna Margaret Castor

Peter Cushing

Apr 10 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

Claire Trevor

Apr 17 Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

Charlie Chaplin

Jun 16 Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

Betty Grable

Jul 5 American actress Betty Grable (26) weds American big band leader Harry James (27); divorce in 1965

Marian Anderson

Jul 17 One of the world's greatest contraltos, American Marian Anderson (46) weds architect Orpheus H. Fisher at the Elmwood Chapel in Bethel, Connecticut

Billy Graham

Aug 13 Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist and Christian author Ruth Bell (23) in Montreat, North Carolina

Wedding of Interest

Sep 7 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds American actor-director-wunderkind Orson Welles (28); divorce in 1947

Enid Blyton

Oct 20 British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London

David Lloyd George

Oct 23 55th UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George (80) weds second wife Frances Stevenson

Dinah Shore

Dec 5 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

Carl Reiner

Dec 24 American comic actor and writer Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)


Famous Divorces

Jackie Coogan

Jun 29 Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage

Jack Dempsey

Jul 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage