Old time actors and directors that you were surprised to find out were married to each other once upon a time

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I wouldn't count Martin Scorsese and Isabella Rossellini since I believe this is relatively well-known but I certainly would count:
Jeanne Moreau and William Friedkin

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:49 (five years ago) link

As well as Wim Wenders and Ronee Blakley.

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:51 (five years ago) link

And today's big find, Beth Howland and Michael J. Pollard.

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:51 (five years ago) link

I'll have to wrack my brain a bit--I come across these all the time in various books and documentaries.

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:53 (five years ago) link

Paulette Goddard and--wait for it--Burgess Meredith.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:54 (five years ago) link

Oh, and PJ Soles & Dennis Quaid.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:54 (five years ago) link

Great one! I'd sell my soul for a couple of years with late-'70s P.J.

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:55 (five years ago) link

Paulette Goddard and--wait for it--Burgess Meredith.

Her last husband was the German writer Erich Maria Remarque, most famous for his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. At NYU there is a dorm named after her and an Institute named after him.

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:06 (five years ago) link

I just recalled walking by the Bobby Van Steakhouse the other day. I almost tried to figure out how to add him and his widow to this thread or spin off a new one but then I remembered and checked that she remarried, so
Elaine Joyce and Neil Simon

(Screenwriters welcome)

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:15 (five years ago) link

The new thread would be called something like Celebrity Couples of the 70s Known Mainly For Appearing on Game Shows

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:15 (five years ago) link

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/dnA74lpIOtE/hqdefault.jpg

Now seen 12 times a day on Buzzr.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:40 (five years ago) link

Paulette Goddard had the Tramp, the Penguin, and the Pacifist

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:47 (five years ago) link

Ha. Just watched an entire episode of Tattletales with Bobby and Elaine along with Orson Bean and Alejandro Rey and their wives, neither of which I was familiar with.

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:50 (five years ago) link

A lot of the '70s Match Game regulars had surprising spouses at one time or another:

Brett Somers => Jack Klugman
Joyce Bulifant => James McArthur ("Dano" of Hawaii Five-O)
Richard Dawson => Diana Dors

Josefa, Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:55 (five years ago) link

Oh yeah, Dawson & Dors is a great one.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:57 (five years ago) link

I've known for a long time but initially was surprised that Burt Reynolds was married to Judy Carne of Laugh-In

Josefa, Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:57 (five years ago) link

These are all great, thanks!

Knew Klugman/Somers, had forgotten Reynolds/Carne, rest all new to me. Had being trying hard to remember Joyce Bulifant at all, but kept getting interference from Joyce Van Patten. Who, it turns out, was married to Martin Balsam for five years. As a bonus for this thread, this union produced a daughter, Talia Balsam, who was married to George Clooney for four years.

Abotheroverpollnyothread (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2016 01:23 (five years ago) link

...and who is currently married to John Slattery, whom also played her ex-husband on Mad Men.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 26 May 2016 01:29 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

More Match Game:
Mary Ann Mobley => Gary Collins

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 September 2016 14:34 (five years ago) link

God is she annoying on Match Game or any other game show

Josefa, Monday, 5 September 2016 15:16 (five years ago) link

Haven't watch one with her in ages. Does she make goo-goo eyes at Gene or something?

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 September 2016 15:48 (five years ago) link

It's the combination of her dumb, ill-considered answers with the fact that she's clearly so full of herself. Dim and haughty and yeah, goo-goo eyes at everybody.

Caught her on Tattletales the other day and she bitched about not hearing a question because her rooting section was too noisy. Missing the question allowed another celeb to win the game, and at the end of the show she announced that she was going to "file a protest." So a sore loser as well

Josefa, Monday, 5 September 2016 16:00 (five years ago) link

B-b-but... oh wait

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 September 2016 16:03 (five years ago) link

Lol at description of Mobley/Collins as the "Brangelina of the '70s"

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 September 2016 16:09 (five years ago) link

Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 September 2016 16:21 (five years ago) link

Don't think I knew that either. Believe they were neighbors later when she was married to Leland Hayward.

Under the Zing of Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 September 2016 16:26 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

RIP Tattletales regular Dick Gautier.

Moog and Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 January 2017 14:11 (four years ago) link

Not both actors - you could argue neither were - but the one that always surprises me is George Lazenby and Pam Shriver.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 January 2017 15:06 (four years ago) link

Nicky Henson and Una Stubbs

Bongo Herbert (Ward Fowler), Sunday, 15 January 2017 15:36 (four years ago) link

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Jack Klugman and Brett Somers had that thing some couples have where they kinda look like they could be brother and sister.

earlnash, Sunday, 15 January 2017 18:59 (four years ago) link

Indeed.

Tbh, trying to remember who Dick Gautier's actress wife was at the time of Tattletales and what I would have seen her on.

Moog and Stan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 January 2017 19:58 (four years ago) link

Barbara Stuart. You probably knew her from her role as "Bunny" in Gomer Pyle: USMC

Josefa, Monday, 16 January 2017 02:42 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

Because Beth Howland. And Valerie Harper + Richard Schaal, which I didn't know about until after posting.

Stupefyin' Pwns (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 03:45 (four years ago) link

I don't know how old-time this is, but Alan Pakula and Hope Lange.

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clemenza, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 04:00 (four years ago) link

^a perfect addition

Stupefyin' Pwns (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 04:01 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

RIP Jeanne Moreau

had a romance w/ Lee Marvin!

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 31 July 2017 17:35 (four years ago) link

And Peter Handke, apparently.

Not a director but a writer: Hugu Claus and Sylvia Kristel
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Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 05:55 (four years ago) link

HugO, sorry

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 05:56 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

Cliff Robertson & Dina Merrill

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:24 (three years ago) link

Dave Vanian and Patricia Morrisson!

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:26 (three years ago) link

Bricolage
Decoupage

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:13 (three years ago) link

Ha! Meant to post ^^ in the “I always get those two mixed up” thread.

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:17 (three years ago) link

Lol

We’ll Take Chanhassen (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:18 (three years ago) link

Not that obscure, but Rip Torn and Geraldine Page

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:39 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

Albert Finney & Anouk Aimee

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 December 2018 16:20 (two years ago) link

Talk about punching above your weight.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Sunday, 9 December 2018 16:36 (two years ago) link

oh right, yeah, I remember someone in college commenting that they saw Candice Bergen around freshman year to see Justine Malle who lived down the hall from me in the dorms.

sarahell, Saturday, 30 January 2021 19:15 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Doesn't work for this thread, but don't know where else to put it: TIL that the actress from Spock's Brain whose name was Marj Dusay and whose birthday would have been yesterday, played a memorable role on The Odd Couple and was in lots of other shows as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o7UDpn1mKI

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 February 2021 21:20 (seven months ago) link

Trying to think of who else was on both The Odd Couple and Star Trek: TOS. So far I've got Elinor Donahue, Pamelyn Ferdin and John Fiedler.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 February 2021 21:41 (seven months ago) link

Oh wait, that reminds me of one that is not on this thread. Michael Ansara, who played Kang on "The Day of the Dove," was married to Barbara Eden from 1958 to 1974. He also played King Kamehameha on an episode of I Dream of Jeannie.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 February 2021 21:58 (seven months ago) link

Love Marj Dusay, she's also in a couple of original Hawaii Five-O episodes, a real standout in looks and screen presence. I've been rewatching the first 6 seasons of H5O and there's a huge contingent of actors who have appeared on that and Star Trek TOS, off the top of my head: Marj Dusay, Michael Ansara, Ricardo Montalban, Diana Muldaur, France Nuyen, Barbara Luna, Bill Shatner, Joanne Linville, Mark Lenard, William Windom, Sally Kellerman, Madlyn Rhue...

Josefa, Sunday, 21 February 2021 23:30 (seven months ago) link

Wow, that’s amazing!

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 February 2021 23:56 (seven months ago) link

A further irony is that Jack Lord was originally offered the Captain Kirk role before Shatner (but after Jeffrey Hunter). Lord asked for 50% of the profits of the show so they turned him down and found Shatner.

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 00:26 (seven months ago) link

France Nuyen was married to Robert Culp for a few years!

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 00:32 (seven months ago) link

OK wow I did not know that

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 00:32 (seven months ago) link

All roads lead back to this thread.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 00:42 (seven months ago) link

Begging your indulgence, more Star Trek TOS/Hawaii Five-O overlap:

Nancy Kovack (whom you mentioned recently as *still* married to Zubin Mehta), Antoinette Bower, Pilar Seurat, Charlene Polite, Sabrina Scharf... I'm hardly even trying! Something must have been up behind the scenes with those two shows.

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 00:53 (seven months ago) link

I think more than a handful of these also appeared on Hogan's Heroes if not Mannix, at least from what I just came across.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 02:03 (seven months ago) link

Joanne Linville was married to Mark Rydell for a decade!

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 02:33 (seven months ago) link

Antoinette Bower
Heh, was just in a discussion about whether “Catspaw” was the worst episode of ST:TOS

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 02:34 (seven months ago) link

Marj Dusay might have had something to say about that

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 02:42 (seven months ago) link

Heh.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 02:49 (seven months ago) link

Perhaps she says something about it here: http://www.fiveohomepage.com/dusay/

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 02:53 (seven months ago) link

Interesting interview. "The Singapore File" is a unique episode of H5O, very film noirish; they never did another episode quite like it. I have issues with it though, bc it has too much of an air of unreality. It feels like a dream episode, like maybe we're not supposed to take it seriously. "24 Karat Kill" is more within the normal tone of the show, and her character is much stronger in it.

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 03:28 (seven months ago) link

Where are you watching these episodes of H50?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 03:35 (seven months ago) link

Stream and stream. What is stream?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 03:39 (seven months ago) link

On the official DVDs from CBS! Which I bought probably 12-15 years ago. They're a lot cheaper to buy now.

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 03:46 (seven months ago) link

And just to bring this back to the actual topic of the thread, James MacArthur ("Danno" on Hawaii Five-O) was once married to Joyce Bulifant of Match Game fame. They divorced and he quickly got remarried to Melody Patterson from the show F Troop.

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 04:00 (seven months ago) link

I posted some stuff over on another thread to keep this thread clean but now I feel a little guilty about it: Things you were shockingly old when you learned

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:08 (seven months ago) link

But on the other hand I didn’t want to re-derail, especially after that bullseye post from Josefa.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:12 (seven months ago) link

Heh, Pinterest is totally onto me. Don’t ask me why I even have a Pinterest account, can’t remember why.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 20:06 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

A bit off for the thread, and also kind of grim, but Jack Nance and Jerry Van Dyke's daughter Kelly Jean.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 15 March 2021 00:03 (seven months ago) link

Joan Marshall, who guest starred on the Star Trek episode “Court Martial,” was briefly married to Hal Ashby.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 00:27 (seven months ago) link

Another oddity that's not exactly on topic (no marriages involved) is that Dick Van Dyke's live-in partner of 13 years, the late Michelle Triola, was the same woman previously known as Michelle Triola Marvin because she was Lee Marvin's live-in partner who sued him for money in the 1970s in the trial that gave us the word "palimony."

Josefa, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 00:59 (seven months ago) link

*correction: Michelle Triola lived w/DickVan Dyke for 33 years

Josefa, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:04 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Candy Clark and Marjoe Gortner (briefly in '70s)

Josefa, Saturday, 24 April 2021 15:22 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Close call:

Liza Minnelli was engaged to Peter Sellers for a hot minute in 1973. So sad to imagine what could have been.

Complicating this dream match were the facts that both were technically married to other people at the time and Liza was also engaged to Desi Arnaz Jr.

Josefa, Sunday, 9 May 2021 20:54 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Doesn’t work here, but family tree of Susan Kohner deserves a further look.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:12 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Maybe everyone knows this but I somehow just learned about Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand and I nearly plotzed. I’ve loved many of Gould’s movies for years but never bothered to learn anything about his personal life.

Just (re)learned about this. Guess I should read my own thread more carefully.

No Particular Place to POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 August 2021 23:42 (two months ago) link

Jan Smithers & James Brolin

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 5 August 2021 23:47 (two months ago) link

Wow, good one.

No Particular Place to POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 6 August 2021 00:04 (two months ago) link

Brolin went from Bailey to Babs!

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 6 August 2021 00:24 (two months ago) link

This is one I just heard about a few days ago from a local NPR feature on KY actors.

Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl (writer of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)

https://imgc.artprintimages.com/img/print/patricia-neal-with-roald-dahl-1954_u-l-q1byabs0.jpg?h=900&p=0&w=900

earlnash, Friday, 6 August 2021 01:42 (two months ago) link

Fans of History Channel might know from an episode on Dahl that he was a bit of a player in more ways than one for British Intelligence.

earlnash, Friday, 6 August 2021 01:43 (two months ago) link

I should say Drunk History not History Channel...LOL.

earlnash, Friday, 6 August 2021 01:43 (two months ago) link

Katharine Ross and cinematographer Conrad Hall, they met when filming 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid'. Ross is now married to Sam Elliott.

Only recently discovered that Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples were an item. Dylan asked to marry her, but she turned him down.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 6 August 2021 11:55 (two months ago) link

Apparently Elliott was also in 'Butch Cassidy...' .

Dan Worsley, Friday, 6 August 2021 11:57 (two months ago) link

Maybe everyone knows this but I somehow just learned about Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand and I nearly plotzed. I’ve loved many of Gould’s movies for years but never bothered to learn anything about his personal life.
that Grover is a homewrecker

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 6 August 2021 13:07 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Watching Gunsmoke alerted me to another actress on the Star Trek/Mannix circuit, Julie Parrish, previously mentioned here: Elvis Girls

Hitsville Ukase (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 August 2021 00:13 (one month ago) link

The aforementioned Katherine Ross and Sam Elliott are in the show that is on now after Gunsmoke, The Sacketts, although this is from before they were married.

Hitsville Ukase (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 August 2021 00:19 (one month ago) link

I knew about Julie London and Bobby Troup of course, but a little while ago I learned and forgot that she was previously married to Jack Webb.

Hitsville Ukase (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 12:30 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Probably everyone else knew this and at least one participant is not so old-timey, but Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen.

He POLLS So Much About These Zings (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 October 2021 15:43 (one week ago) link

I just learned about that one the other day. Hard to imagine going from being married to the guy from Clockwork Orange to being married to the guy from Cheers.

JRN, Sunday, 10 October 2021 15:59 (one week ago) link

André Morell & Joan Greenwood

Peter Vaughan & Billie Whitelaw

Starmer: "Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie." (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 19:53 (one week ago) link


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