Patricia Kennedy & Peter Lawford

Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy

Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy  

Patricia Kennedy and Peter Lawford were married for 11 years. They dated for 10 months after getting together in Apr 1953. After a 2 months engagement they married on 24th Apr 1954. 11 years later they separated in Dec 1963 and divorced on 1st Feb 1966.

They had 4 children, Christopher Kennedy (61), Sydney Maleia (60), Victoria Frances (57) and Robin Elizabeth (55).


English Actor Peter Lawford was born Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen on 7th September, 1923 in London, England, UK and passed away on 24th Dec 1984 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 61. He is most remembered for Good News (1947). His zodiac sign is Virgo.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingApr 1953 - Feb 1954 1 year, 10 months
EngagedFeb 1954 - 24th Apr 1954 3 months, 22 days
Married24th Apr 1954 - Feb 1966 12 years, 10 months
Total Apr 1953 - Feb 1966 64 years, 7 months

(24 April 1954 - 01 February 1966) (divorced) (4 children)
She met English actor Peter Lawford through her sister Eunice in the 1940s. They met again in 1949, and again in 1953. They courted briefly and officially announced their engagement in February 1954. They married on April 24, 1954, at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Thomas More in New York City, twelve days before her thirtieth birthday. They settled in Santa Monica, California, and often socialized with actress Judy Garland and her family. Garland gave birth to her son Joseph at the same hospital and on the same day Kennedy gave birth to her son Christopher.
The couple had four children, all born in Santa Monica, California:
Christopher Kennedy Lawford born March 29, 1955 (age 58), has three children
Sydney Maleia Kennedy Lawford born August 25, 1956 (age 57), has four sons
Victoria Francis Lawford born November 4, 1958 (age 55), has three daughters
Robin Elizabeth Lawford born July 2, 1961 (age 52), has never married or had children
Despite the glamorous persona Lawford presented, their relationship suffered strains as early as their brief engagement. Lawford had difficulty adjusting to Kennedy's steadfast Catholicism and her family's larger-than-life image. Kennedy could not tolerate Lawford's heavy drinking, extramarital affairs, and gradual addiction to drugs. Shortly after her brother Jack's death, Pat filed for a legal separation, and the couple were officially divorced in February 1966. She never remarried.

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Relationship Timeline

1st February, 1966 - Divorce

December, 1963 - Breakup

2nd July, 1961 - Child

4th November, 1958 - Child

25th August, 1956 - Child

24th March, 1955 - Child

24th April, 1954 - Marriage

February, 1954 - Engagement

April, 1953 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Patricia Kennedy
Peter Lawford
Patricia Kennedy
Peter Lawford
Age (at start of relationship)


Christopher KennedyMale24th March, 195561 years old
Sydney MaleiaFemale25th August, 195660 years old
Victoria FrancesFemale4th November, 195857 years old
Robin ElizabethFemale2nd July, 196155 years old



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