Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1957

Famous Weddings

T. S. Eliot

Jan 10 Poet T. S. Eliot (68) marries his 2nd wife editor Esmé Valerie Fletcher (30)

Howard Hughes

Jan 12 Aviator Howard Hughes marries 2nd wife actress Jean Peters

Gary Player

Jan 19 Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey

Elizabeth Taylor

Feb 2 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (24) marries for the 3rd time to producer Mike Todd (47)

Richard Harris

Feb 9 Actor-singer Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20); divorce in 1969

Alan Alda

Mar 15 American actor Alan Alda (21) weds American classical clarinest and photographer Arlene Weiss (24)

Billie Holiday

Mar 28 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (41) weds mob enforcer Louis McKay

Chuck Noll

May 25 NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll

  • Jul 28 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai

Sonny Liston

Sep 3 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston (27) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

Jean Chretien

Sep 10 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

Patsy Cline

Sep 15 Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

Sophia Loren

Sep 17 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds legally married Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (56), by proxy in Juarez, Mexico; annulled in 1962; remarry in 1966

Marlon Brando

Oct 14 American "On The Waterfront" actor Marlon Brando (33) marries actress Anna Kashfi (23)

  • Oct 24 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant

Yuri Gagarin

Nov 7 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

June Carter Cash

Nov 11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Jerry Lee Lewis

Dec 12 American piano playing singer Jerry Lee Lewis (21) weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown (13) while still married to his 2nd wife Jane Mitcham; legalize marriage in 1958; divorce in 1970

Robert Wagner

Dec 28 "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds American actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona; divorce in 1962;, and remarry in 1972

  • Dec 29 American singing duo Steve Lawrence (22) and Eydie Gormé (29) wed at the home of casino owner Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Taylor

Jan 31 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 2nd divorce from actor Michael Wilding

Divorce of Interest

Jul 5 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Divorce of Interest

Nov 7 Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of marriage