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 (three years ago) link

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

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

B-b-but... oh wait

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

Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan.

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

Nicky Henson and Una Stubbs

Bongo Herbert (Ward Fowler), Sunday, 15 January 2017 15:36 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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.

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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 (two 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 (two years ago) link

HugO, sorry

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 05:56 (two 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 (one year ago) link

Talk about punching above your weight.

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

ikr, finney is such a fox

Wow

I just recalled walking by the Bobby Van Steakhouse the other day.

BTW Steakhouse guy is RONG DUDE, not the gentleman of this thread.

What Do I Blecch? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 December 2018 18:27 (one year ago) link

Was looking at some old Time magazines at the library, and among the things I learned was that Shirley MacLaine and Pete Hamill (the journalist/Blood On The Tracks liner notes guy) were a couple for 5 years in the '70s.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 21:35 (one year ago) link

Yup!

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 20 December 2018 04:24 (one year ago) link

It's casually mentioned that they'd just broken up in an article about a concert tour she gave just prior to the release of The Turning Point.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 20 December 2018 04:27 (one year ago) link

Trivia about that: They had first met in Rome in 1966, then a second time in '68 during Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, but really got together around 1970 after Hamill read Maclaine's first book Don't Fall Off the Mountain and realized the two were both fans of the fictional character Bomba the Jungle Boy. Hamill tried to get her to move into his house in Brooklyn (a few doors up from where I live now), but Shirley didn't bite (Pete was also living with his two daughters at the time). Right around this time, 1970-1971, Maclaine appeared in the film Desperate Characters which was shot partially in Hamill's neighborhood, coincidentally or not. Shirley is credited with being the first woman served a drink at Farrell's Bar, one of Pete's old Brooklyn watering holes.

Josefa, Thursday, 20 December 2018 15:10 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Margaret Whiting and Jack Wrangler

She was 22 years older and outlived him by 2 years.

Hideous Lump, Monday, 14 January 2019 03:45 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Ok, maybe not all old time but some of the responses are wtf.

Cindy Sherman/Steve Martin, Desmond Morris/Diana Dors etc

what's your favorite "did you know these celebrities once dated or had a child together" fact you like to drop at parties

— rachel syme (@rachsyme) February 15, 2019

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 16 February 2019 08:24 (one year ago) link

Did some research after screening BlacKKKlansman:

Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture and Miriam Makeba

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 22:29 (one year ago) link

Stanley Donen and Elaine May were together for the past 20 years.

Also, Stanley Donen and Yvette Mimieux from 1972 to 1985.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:58 (one year 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.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 29 March 2019 05:59 (one year ago) link

Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber have been married for over 30 years.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 29 March 2019 10:17 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Not actors or directors but I didn't know where else to put this.

Stephen Stills and Veronique Sanson

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7c/a5/fb/7ca5fb237883a2b110eb9484eba2b350.jpg

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Friday, 19 April 2019 10:57 (one year ago) link

William Wyler and Margaret Sullavan.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 April 2019 12:00 (one year ago) link

Lock thread!

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 April 2019 12:38 (one year ago) link

Was reading some stuff about the Go-Gos recently, and was surprised to see that Charlotte Caffey and Bob Welch (the baseball player, not the Fleetwood Mac guy) dated, and that "Turn To You" was inspired by their breakup.

She's now married to Jeff McDonald from Redd Kross.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:14 (one year ago) link

Think his brother’s wife is famous too, but can’t remember who right this second.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:21 (one year ago) link

Oh yeah, Anna Waronker.

Can’t remember if they all hang out with Vicki Peterson and John Cowsill or not.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:24 (one year ago) link

Also: Susana Hoffs & Jay Roach.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:30 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

*bump* for recent Ronee Blakley Rolling Thunder activity

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:00 (eleven months ago) link

Not old time and not married, but was surprised a little to see that Karina Longworth & Rian Johnson are in a LTR.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 June 2019 22:54 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Not sure if it totally qualifies, but Martha Vickers and Mickey Rooney.

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 July 2019 01:43 (eleven months ago) link

Evelyn Keyes was married to someone I never heard of, then Charles Vidor, then John Huston, then later Artie Shaw, although being married to Artie Shaw, similar to being married Mickey Rooney, should probably not count.

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 July 2019 01:46 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Cherie Currie & Robert Hays
Inara George & Jake Kasdan

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 August 2019 23:33 (nine months ago) link

Janice Rule and Ben Gazzara

Josefa, Friday, 9 August 2019 01:58 (nine months ago) link

Cherie Currie & Robert Hays

0_o

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Friday, 9 August 2019 06:37 (nine months ago) link

Comedian David Brenner (b. 1936) and figure skater Tai Babilonia (b. 1959) from 2002-2009

I always seem to find these things while careening haphazardly around Wikipedia.

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 10 August 2019 03:26 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Only one them an actor but, Pinchas Zukerman and Tuesday Weld.

Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 19:54 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Another one that doesn’t quite work but still:
William Campbell and Judith Campbell Exner

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:22 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

don’t know where to put this so:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Brandon_(actor)?wprov=sfti1

Brandon married in 1941, the marriage produced one son before ending in 1946.[2] He subsequently had a long relationship with the actor Mark Herron.[3] Herron left Brandon in the mid-1960s, and was briefly the fourth husband of Judy Garland. Herron and Garland separated after five months of marriage, after which Herron returned to Brandon and remained with him until Brandon's death.

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 December 2019 08:49 (five months ago) link

Another one that doesn’t quite work but still:
Sidney Lumet and Gloria Vanderbilt

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 3 January 2020 17:48 (five months ago) link

Michael J. Pollard & Beth Howland (Vera from "Alice")

Beth Howland & Charles Kimbrough (Jim Dial from "Murphy Brown")

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 3 January 2020 18:21 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Adjacent to the topic...

I didn't know that the guy who was married to Anna Karina at her death was also married to Jean Seberg at the time of her death (though they were separated). Dennis Berry, a bit actor in the 1960s, later a director

Josefa, Monday, 27 January 2020 22:02 (four months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (one month 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 (yesterday) 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 (yesterday) link


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