Cecil Coan & Barbara Bates

1944 - 1967

Barbara Bates and Cecil Coan  

Cecil Coan and Barbara Bates were married for 21 years before Cecil Coan died aged 63.


American Actress Barbara Bates passed away on 18th Mar 1969 Denver, Colorado, USA aged 43. Born on 6th August, 1925 in Denver, Colorado, USA and educated at North Denver High School, Barbara Bates is most remembered for All About Eve in a career that spanned 1955–1962 and 1945–1962. Her zodiac sign is Leo.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingMar 1944 - 27th Mar 1945 1 year, 1 month
Married27th Mar 1945 - Jan 1967 22 years, 10 months
Total Mar 1944 - Jan 1967 73 years, 9 months

(27 March 1945 - 25 January 1967) (his death)
1944 two days before returning to Denver, she meets Cecil Coan, publicist for United Artists. She decides to stay in Los Angeles.
Coan introduces her to producer Walter Wanger, who is looking for "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" for his upcoming Salome Where She Danced
falls for Coan, who is much older, married, and father of three sons. The Coans separate and divorce.
27 March 45
marries Coan secretly a few days after his divorce. She's 19; he's 45.
Summer 1949 Harry Cohn offers her a career at Columbia on the condition that she divorce Coan. Drunken, he calls her two nights later to invite her to his yacht. She refuses and signs at Fox.
December 1951 attends the premiere of David and Bathsheba with husband Cecil Coan
1956 is off to England as a contract player at Rank. The studio lists her age as 24 despite the fact she's 31. The Coans sell their Beverly Hills home and their yawl Bayadere and move to London, where he becomes publicity director at United Artist's London office.
when Rank cancels her contract, the Coans move back to the States
the Coans lose some money in bad land investments in Spain
the Coans move to a Beverly Hills apartment at 445 North Doheny Drive and convert to Catholicism
when Coan is diagnosed with cancer, she never leaves his side. She moves to Saint Victor's Catholic Church, working as a volunteer.
25 January 1967
Coan dies; she's at his bedside.

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January, 1967 - Breakup

27th March, 1945 - Marriage

March, 1944 - Hookup

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