Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1958

Famous Weddings

Sammy Davis Jr.

Jan 1 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Loray White; divorce in 1959

Jayne Mansfield

Jan 13 American actress Jayne Mansfield (24) weds Hungarian-American bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay (32) at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California; divorce in 1964

Wedding of Interest

Jan 14 Human rights activist Malcolm X marries fellow activist Betty Shabazz in Lansing, Michigan

Wedding of Interest

Jan 29 Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas

Rita Hayworth

Feb 2 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (39) weds American film producer James Hill (42); divorce in 1961

Vin Scully

Feb 15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan (not the actress) Crawford (20) in California

Stanley Kubrick

Apr 14 Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

  • May 7 "The Mark of Zorro" actor Tyrone Power (44) weds Debbie Ann Minardos

B.B. King

Jun 4 American blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall; divorce in 1966

Andrew Grove

Jun 8 Author and a pioneer in the semiconductor industry Andrew Grove (21) weds Eva Kastan

Elgin Baylor

Jun 22 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Don Shula

Jul 19 NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

Robert Redford

Aug 9 Actor Robert Redford (21) weds Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada

Buddy Holly

Aug 15 American rock singer-songwriter Buddy Holly (21) weds Puerto Rican-American record company receptionist María Santiago (25) at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas

Sydney Pollack

Sep 22 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)

Bettie Page

Nov 26 Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida

Ted Kennedy

Nov 29 Edward Kennedy (26) weds his first wife Joan Bennett (22) at St. Joseph's Church in Bronxville, New York

Ingrid Bergman

Dec 21 Actress Ingrid Bergman (43) weds producer Lars Schmidt


Famous Divorces

Jayne Mansfield

Jan 8 Actress Jayne Mansfield and public relations manager Paul Mansfield's divorce is finalized, after 7-1/2 years of marriage

Agnes Moorehead

Mar 11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (57) divorces actor and film director Robert Gist (40) after 5 years of marriage