With this ring I thee wed … in 1951 (Part 1)


(Part 1)


1951 was a pretty good year for celebrity weddings.



Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis were a glittering Hollywood couple, the Cruise and Kidman of the 1950s. Wherever they went, Curtis’ roguish good looks and Leigh’s childlike beauty drew the lenses of the paparazzi. Successful and ambitious, for a while they had it ‘all’, and that included love and two fine children called Kelly and Jamie lee. They divorced in 1962.

Ava Gardner married Frank Sinatra n 1951. Although they divorced she later described him as the love of her latest features.


Frank Sinatra met Ava Gardner in 1944, but saw her only sporadically until late 1949, when they began their relationship.They married in 1951. Their relationship was tempestuous and both were frequently made jealous by the other’s extramarital affairs. They separated in October 1953 and divorced in 1957.



Actor Patrick McGoohan married actress Joan Drummond in 1951 and it lasted until McGoohan’s death in 2009. Their marriage took place between a rehearsal and evening performance of The Taming of the Shrew, a production they were both cast in. They had three daughters, Catherine, Anne and Frances. 


6 responses to “With this ring I thee wed … in 1951 (Part 1)

  1. Very nice!

  2. Lovely photos… and cute idea for a blog! I met Patrick & Joan McGoohan as well as their daughter Frances along with two of their grandchildren, in 1996. It was part of an amazing interlude which I’ve included in a book I just wrote, called Surviving Hollywood North: Crew Confessions of an Insider. I’m looking for a publisher as we speak. 🙂 Meanwhile, feel free to visit my blog at crossedeyesanddottedtees.wordpress.com. Oh, and in 1951, I turned 6.

    • Wow … It sounds like a very good book. Good luck. Thank you so much for dropping by and I’ll be sure to pop over to your blog very soon. Be seeing you.

      • “Be seeing you” – heheh! Thank YOU for popping by here, and thanks for the good-luck wish! OH, and thanks for becoming a follower! You have a terrific site, did I sign on or not? I forget! Ay yi! 😀

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