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 (four years ago) link

As well as Wim Wenders and Ronee Blakley.

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

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

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

B-b-but... oh wait

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

Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 September 2016 16:21 (four 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 (four 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

http://img5.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/8/c/8c4gfbdxfrfrfrd.jpg?djet1p5k

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 (three years ago) link

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

http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a0/c4/3e/a0c43ef2906994d6fa594413a620fb8c.jpg

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

^a perfect addition

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

And Peter Handke, apparently.

Not a director but a writer: Hugu Claus and Sylvia Kristel
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/64/5e/d7/645ed73c422c4575c0b263f2aa6e2d70.jpg

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 05:55 (three years ago) link

HugO, sorry

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

eight months pass...

Cliff Robertson & Dina Merrill

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

Dave Vanian and Patricia Morrisson!

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

Bricolage
Decoupage

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

Lol

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

Not that obscure, but Rip Torn and Geraldine Page

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:39 (two 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

RIP Orson Bean, even if you were never actually married to Joyce Dewitt and I wasn’t familiar with your other wives, on Tattletales or otherwise.

TS: Kirk/Spock vs. Hitchcock/Truffaut (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 February 2020 15:02 (one year ago) link

Tangential, but:

Love knowing that Charles Portis and Nora Ephron were an item. pic.twitter.com/g2lXuCxj4u

— Megan Abbott (@meganeabbott) February 20, 2020

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 20 February 2020 22:59 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

learning about the marriages of Don Knotts pic.twitter.com/pJT9biLKsb

— paige (@BonerWizard) April 14, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 April 2020 16:04 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Zubin Mehta and Nancy Kovack (just watching a, er, memorable performance of hers in Star Trek) - married 51 years!

https://robinsonarchive.com/wp-content/uploads/Mehta0912.jpg

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 09:25 (nine months ago) link

... also the guy playing her husband in this Star Trek episode was married to Twiggy.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 09:27 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

not old timey and not all actors, but lockdown has clued me in to a lot of celeb couples i hadn't realised before.

David Tennant and Georgia (daughter of Peter Davidson, met on set of Doctor Who)

Caitlin Moran and Pete Paphides (this one from her (2010!) book)

Guy Garvey and Rachael Stirling (the wife from Detectorists. They are currently in lockdown with her mother - Diana Rig)

koogs, Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:31 (eight months ago) link

Wow @ Guy Garvey

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:36 (eight months ago) link

Did you learn the latter bcz of Jools last Friday? Because I did. xp

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:36 (eight months ago) link

It's a long way from Bury to kipping at Emma Peel's.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:37 (eight months ago) link

yeah, he was on Later on friday. i have a lot of time for GG but don't listen to his music or his radio shows. maybe i should. Jarvis is the same.

koogs, Sunday, 21 June 2020 12:52 (eight months ago) link

(Not for this thread, but keep seeing performances by quarantined musical duos who may have been keeping their careers separate up until now)

Colonel Radle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 June 2020 13:59 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Zubin Mehta and Nancy Kovack (just watching a, er, memorable performance of hers in Star Trek) - married 51 years!

Almost reposted this just now.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:18 (five months ago) link

Check out this picture of her with Shatner.
https://superstarsbio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Nancy-Kovack-heights.jpg

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:18 (five months ago) link

Not married, but Bibi Andersson and Miloš Forman.

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 September 2020 01:27 (five months ago) link

Jennifer O'Neill and songwriter Jeff Barry. Married for one year in the late '70s.

Josefa, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:10 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

Not quite a good threadfit, but I am kind of amazed that Bulle Ogier and Barber Schroeder are still married.

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:46 (one month ago) link

Schroedet's Barber

shivers me timber (sic), Saturday, 30 January 2021 06:35 (one month ago) link

Jennifer O'Neill and songwriter Jeff Barry. Married for one year in the late '70s.

I noticed the other day that Jennifer O'Neill has had quite a busy time of it, maritally, but seems to have settled down at last:

Dean Rossiter (1965–1971, divorced, 1 child)
Joseph Koster (1972–1974, divorced)
Nick de Noia (1975–1976, divorced)
Jeff Barry (1978–1979, divorced)
John Lederer (1979–1983, divorced, 1 child)
Richard Alan Brown (1986–1989, divorced, 1 child)
Neil L. Bonin (1992–1993, annulled)
Richard Alan Brown (1993–1996, divorced)
Mervin Sidney Louque Jr. (1996–present)

Well done, Mervin!

Waterloo Subset (Tom D.), Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:46 (one month ago) link

Picturing her family wearily trooping into Macey's and along the well-worn path to the wedding gifts section, yet again.

kicked off mumsnet for speaking my mind (Matt #2), Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:58 (one month ago) link

Was mildly surprised to discover yesterday that Jimmy Cauty from the KLF is married to Alannah Currie out of the Thompson Twins.

Piedie Gimbel, Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:38 (one month ago) link

Schroedet's Barber

Ugh auto correct

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 January 2021 13:02 (one month ago) link

obv :)

shivers me timber (sic), Saturday, 30 January 2021 13:22 (one month ago) link

Don’t know if this qualifies but I recently learned Candice Bergen and Louis Malle were married, which seems a bit strange. Also learned Bergen’s father was a famous ventriloquist who left money to his dummy when he died but not his kids. Wild.

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Saturday, 30 January 2021 15:57 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

Wow, that’s amazing!

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

OK wow I did not know that

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 00:32 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

Marj Dusay might have had something to say about that

Josefa, Monday, 22 February 2021 02:42 (one week ago) link

Heh.

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

Stream and stream. What is stream?

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


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