Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1950

Famous Weddings

David Attenborough

Feb 17 Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

Tommy Lasorda

Apr 14 American minor league pitcher and future Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller in South Carolina

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Apr 28 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.

Sidney Poitier

Apr 29 American actor Sidney Poitier (23) weds model Juanita Hardy; divorce in 1965

Jayne Mansfield

May 6 American student, and aspiring actress, Vera Jayne (Palmer) Peers (later known as Jayne Mansfield) (17) weds American student Paul Mansfield (20), in Fort Worth, Texas; divorce in 1958

Elizabeth Taylor

May 6 Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)

Jack Lemmon

May 7 Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)

  • Jun 14 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

Wedding of Interest

Jun 17 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Skakel (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

Bette Davis

Jul 28 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

Dorothy Parker

Aug 17 Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

Lee Kuan Yew

Sep 30 First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore

Jack Kerouac

Nov 17 Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

Bob Cousy

Dec 8 NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

Shirley Temple

Dec 16 American child actress Shirley Temple (22) weds 2nd husband US naval officer Charles Alden Black (31), at his parents' home, Del Monte, California

  • Dec 25 Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart

Henry Fonda

Dec 27 American actor Henry Fonda (45) weds socialite and third wife Susan Blanchard (22) in New York City; divorce in 1956

John Steinbeck

Dec 28 Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)

Rocky Marciano

Dec 31 World heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton, Massachusetts


Famous Divorces

Ingrid Bergman

Mar 1 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage

Bette Davis

Jul 5 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage