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Celebrity Breakups Archive - 1951

It's hard to keep a relationship going when you are in the public eye 24/7. The pressures of stardom took their toll on a number of couples in 1951.
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  1. Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh

    Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh

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    Date Separated: 1951
    Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh had a relationship while filming A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951.

  2. Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland

    Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland

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    Date Separated: October 1951
    Sinatra and Judy Garland remained good friends up until her death in 1969, but on only two occasions were the two legendary singers romantically involved. The first was in 1949, when Garland was recovering from a nervous breakdown and the two went on a romantic rendezvous in the Hamptons (Garland was ...

  3. Doris Day and Jack Carson

    Doris Day and Jack Carson

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    Date Separated: 1951
    According to an article in "Classic Images" by Frances Ingram, Jack became briefly involved with Warner Bros. singing star Doris Day while appearing together in her very first films Romance on the High Seas (1948), It`s a Great Feeling (1949) and My Dream Is Yours (1949). He was 38 and she was ...

  4. Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight

    Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight

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    Date Separated: 1951
    (21 September 1937 - 30 August 1951) (divorced) (1 child) Late 1936 meets young actor Cornel Wilde at a booking office in New York. She dislikes him at first but agrees later to date. 21 September 1937 ten months later she elopes with Wilde to Elkton, Maryland. He`s twenty-two; she`s seventeen. They ...

  5. Marilyn Monroe and Elia Kazan

    Marilyn Monroe and Elia Kazan

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    Date Separated: August 1951
    Had an affair for a year even though he was married. Slept together after she had been on a date with Joe DiMaggio

  6. Aly Kahn and Rita Hayworth

    Aly Kahn and Rita Hayworth

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    Date Separated: 1951

  7. Aly Kahn and Gene Tierney

    Aly Kahn and Gene Tierney

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    Date Separated: 1951
    Aly`s father favored Rita over Gene. Aly was very much in love with Gene. He tried to get him to marry him but with his father`s refusal to accept her and Aly`s reputation as a play boy made Gene shy away. She married the ex-husband of Hedy Lamarr instead W. Howard Lee a rich texas oil man.

  8. Henry J. Topping and Lana Turner

    Henry J. Topping and Lana Turner

    609 views
    Date Separated: September 1951
    Henry Topping (26 April 1948 - 12 December 1952) Christmas 47: spends the holidays at Round Top, in Connecticut, the home of millionaire Henry J. Topping, the ex of actress Arline Judge. Topping’s a heavy gambler and alcoholic, who becomes violent when drunk. 26 April 48: marries Topping at ...

  9. Nicholas Ray and Gloria Grahame

    Nicholas Ray and Gloria Grahame

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    Date Separated: July 1951
    (1 June 1948 - 14 August 1952) (divorced) 1 child 1 June 1948 obtains a Nevada divorce from Clements and marries director Nicholas Ray the same day in Las Vegas. Actor J. C. Flippen is best man. Ray directed her in A Woman`s Secret. Later he will claim it was a disaster in his life to have met her ...

  10. Marlene Dietrich and Yul Brynner

    Marlene Dietrich and Yul Brynner

    492 views
    Date Separated: 1951

  11. Elizabeth Taylor and Stanley Donen

    Elizabeth Taylor and Stanley Donen

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    Date Separated: 1951
    Donen dated Elizabeth Taylor in 1951. Donen was born April 13, 1924 in Columbia, South Carolina. Donen is famous for being a film director and choreographer working on musicals such as On the Town and Singin’ in the Rain.

  12. Marlon Brando and Shelley Winters

    Marlon Brando and Shelley Winters

    303 views
    Date Separated: 1951
    The night Shelley broke up with Burt Lancaster, Marlon was there to soothe pain all night long.

  13. Orson Welles and Vivien Leigh

    Orson Welles and Vivien Leigh

    257 views
    Date Separated: 1951

  14. Joan Bennett and Jennings Lang

    Joan Bennett and Jennings Lang

    230 views
    Date Separated: 1951
    Walter Wanger (Joan`s husband) shot Jennings Lang in the groin after he caught the two in bed together.

  15. Pat DiCicco and Elizabeth Taylor

    Pat DiCicco and Elizabeth Taylor

    193 views
    Date Separated: 1951

  16. Susan Morrow and John Payne

    Susan Morrow and John Payne

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    Date Separated: 1951
    August 1951 she and John Payne, her co-star in The Flame and the Forest, also known as 'The Blazing Forest' listen to Frank Sinatra at the Riverside in Reno

  17. Anouk Aimee and Trevor Howard

    Anouk Aimee and Trevor Howard

    181 views
    Date Separated: 1951

  18. Dorothy Malone and Richard Egan

    Dorothy Malone and Richard Egan

    136 views
    Date Separated: December 1951
    dates Richard Egan

  19. Billie Jean Jones and Harrison Eshliman

    Billie Jean Jones and Harrison Eshliman

    131 views
    Date Separated: 1951
    1949 - 1952 (divorced) (1 child)

  20. Terry Moore and Glenn Davis

    Terry Moore and Glenn Davis

    128 views
    Date Separated: October 1951
    (9 February 1951 - 1 April 1952) (divorced)

  21. Jimmy Kind and Judy Garland

    Jimmy Kind and Judy Garland

    120 views
    Date Separated: September 1951
    It would not be considered a couple they were best friends until her death but he secretly loved her since he met her. they dated briefly and he ended it saying he didn`t want to complicate their friendship he was torn to pieces when she died. (they never had sexual intercourse Jimmy said he couldn`t ...

  22. Russell Nype and Joan Crawford

    Russell Nype and Joan Crawford

    100 views
    Date Separated: 1951

  23. Conrad Hilton and Ann Miller

    Conrad Hilton and Ann Miller

    75 views
    Date Separated: 1951

  24. John Betjeman and Penelope Chetwode

    John Betjeman and Penelope Chetwode

    53 views
    Date Separated: 1951
    (29 July 1933 - 19 May 1984) (his death) (2 children) On 29 July 1933 Betjeman married the Hon. Penelope Chetwode, the daughter of Field Marshal Lord Chetwode. The couple lived in Berkshire and had a son, Paul, in 1937. Their daughter Candida was born in 1942. Betjeman's wife Penelope became a Roman ...

  25. Howard Hughes and Carla Balenda

    Howard Hughes and Carla Balenda

    53 views
    Date Separated: 1951

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