Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1954

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Jan 14 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marriage at San Francisco City Hall

Marcel Duchamp

Jan 16 Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina "Tweeny" Matisse (48) in New York City

Leonard Nimoy

Feb 21 Actor Leonard Nimoy (22) weds actress Sandra Zober

Elizabeth Montgomery

Mar 27 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (20) weds socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann

Kirk Douglas

May 28 "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

  • Jun 1 Marriage of the parents of Diana, Princess of Wales; Frances Roche (18) to John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, later Earl of Spencer (30) at Westminster Abbey (divorced 1969)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jun 23 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg (21) weds taxation law expert Martin D. Ginsburg

Groucho Marx

Jul 17 Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24); divorce in 1969

  • Jul 31 American comedian Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (35), in Waterford, Connecticut

Steve Allen

Jul 31 American television personality and songwriter Steve Allen (32) weds American actress Jayne Meadows (33)

Johnny Cash

Aug 7 Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

Shirley MacLaine

Sep 17 Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City

Audrey Hepburn

Sep 25 "Roman Holiday" actress Audrey Hepburn (25) weds actor Mel Ferrer (37) in Burgenstock, Switzerland; divorce in 1968

Corazon Aquino

Oct 11 Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

John Wayne

Nov 1 Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Vera-Ellen

Nov 19 Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

Johnny Unitas

Nov 20 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle

Buzz Aldrin

Dec 29 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer


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Famous Divorces

Susan Hayward

Aug 18 Oscar-winning actress Susan Hayward (37) divorces actor Jess Barker (42) after nine years of marriage

John Wayne

Nov 1 Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur (34) due to drunken violence after 8 years of marriage


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