Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1955

Famous Weddings

Stanley Kubrick

Jan 15 Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)

Charles Manson

Jan 17 Murderer Charles Manson (20) weds waitress Rosalie Jean Willis (17)

Brendan Behan

Feb 16 Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

  • Mar 17 Erotic writer Ana├»s Nin marries actor Rupert Pole at Quartzsite, Arizona, while still married to her first husband

Ray Charles

Apr 5 American musician Ray Charles (24) weds Della Beatrice Howard

Lew Hoad

Jun 18 Former World No. 1 tennis player Lew Hoad (20) weds tennis player Jenny Staley (21) at St Mary's Church in Wimbledon, England

  • Jun 26 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade

Clark Gable

Jul 11 "Gone With The Wind" actor Clark Gable (54) weds former fashion model and actress Kay Williams Spreckles (38)

Diego Rivera

Jul 29 Mexican artist Diego Rivera (68) marries 4th wife art dealer Emma Hurtado

Bela Lugosi

Aug 25 "Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)

  • Aug 29 American "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds American trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33); divorce 1961
  • Sep 18 American actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds American singer Eddie Fisher (27); divorce in 1959

Che Guevara

Sep 18 Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico

  • Oct 2 Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles

Rock Hudson

Nov 9 Actor Rock Hudson marries Phyllis Gates (divorced 1958)

William Shockley

Nov 23 Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

Gregory Peck

Dec 31 Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)


Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Montgomery

Aug 9 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (22) divorces socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann after more than a year of marriage

Gregory Peck

Dec 30 Actor Gregory Peck (39) divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (44) after 13 years of marriage