(24 July 1944 - 18 August 1954) (divorced) 2 children
November 1943 meets actor Jess Barker while entertaining soldiers at the Hollywood Canteen
November 1943 starts an on-again, off-again romance with Barker
23 July 1944 marries Barker at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. She’s 20; he's 30. She has her lawyers draw up an agreement separating her income from his.
September 1944 the Barkers separate for two weeks but reconcile and purchase a house at 3737 Longridge Avenue, Van Nuys, California
is short tempered and bored with small-talk
19 February 1945 their twin sons, Timothy and Gregory, are born two months prematurely. The Barkers later quarrel about how to discipline their children.
1946 producer Walter Wanger takes a strong liking to her and signs her to a personal contract
1 October 1947 sues Barker for divorce on the grounds of cruelty and grievous mental anguish. The action is dropped two weeks later.
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