George MacDonald (I) & Jean Parker


George MacDonald and Jean Parker  


George MacDonald (I) and Jean Parker were married for 3 years. They dated for 1 month after getting together in Nov 1935. After a 3 months engagement they married on 22nd Mar 1936. 3 years later they separated in Apr 1939 and divorced on 22nd Jan 1940.


American Actress Jean Parker was born Luise-Stephanie Zelinska on 11th August, 1915 in Deer Lodge, Montana USA and passed away on 30th Nov 2005 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California USA aged 90. She is most remembered for Little Women (1933). Her zodiac sign is Leo.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingNov 1935 - Dec 1935 1 month
EngagedDec 1935 - 22nd Mar 1936 3 months, 22 days
Married22nd Mar 1936 - 22nd Jan 1940 3 years, 10 months
Total Nov 1935 - 22nd Jan 1940 4 years, 2 months

(March 22, 1936 - January 22, 1940) (divorced)
November 1935 meets George McDonald, New York socialite newspaperman, in New York City. McDonald is the nephew of James Mooney, of Oyster Bay, Long Island, an executive of General Motors.
c. December 1935 gets engaged to George E. McDonald, New York socialite newspaperman. They will keep it secret for four months.
21 March 1936 elopes with McDonald to Las Vegas Nevada. She's 20. Justice of the Peace Marion B. Earl performs the ceremony early in the morning.
March 1936 upon their return to Beverly Hills, McDonald says their future plans are "undecided"
May 36
as Mrs. George McDonald, she's reported "a busy little housewife. They just moved into their honeymoon apartment. Jean is letting her hair grow and is going to pin it up she says."
April 39 she and MacDonald separate
June 39 Parsons knows that "the reports of coolness between Jean Parker and George MacDonald are apparently all wrong. He flew into town to spend the weekend with her..."
22 November 39 says she will file for divorce from McDonald within the next ten days. "The fact that Mr. MacDonald must necessarily remain in New York and I must stay in Hollywood has ruined our marriage," she says. Papers covering a property settlement have been air mailed to MacDonald, she adds.
23 January 40 is awarded an uncontested interlocutory decree of divorce from MacDonald in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming her husband refused "to become a part of Hollywood" and that he had been cruel to her and had caused her "grievous mental suffering." Afterwards, she leaves for Palm Springs "looking for a little sunshine."
July 40 Walter Winchell knows: "Gale Drexel, the model, and George MacDonald (Jean Parker's ex) are victims of their own humidity..."
25 January 41 is legally free to marry Douglas Dawson, Los Angeles radio commentator, after receiving her final decree of divorce from George MacDonald the day before.

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Relationship Timeline

22nd January, 1940 - Divorce

April, 1939 - Breakup

22nd March, 1936 - Marriage

December, 1935 - Engagement

November, 1935 - Hookup



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