Billie Dove & Howard Hughes

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Billie Dove and Howard Hughes were engaged.

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American Actress Billie Dove was born Lillian Bohny on 14th May, 1901 in New York, New York, USA and passed away on 31st Dec 1997 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 96. She is most remembered for The Black Pirate. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

American Business Professional Howard Hughes was born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. on 24th December, 1905 in Humble, Texas, USA and passed away on 5th Apr 1976 Houston, Texas, USA aged 70. He is most remembered for Hell's Angels (1930), The Outlaw (1943).. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
Dating1929 - 1932 3 years
Engaged1932 - 1932
Total 1929 - 1932 3 years


1929 starts to date married actress Billie Dove. He met her on the Starlight dance floor of the Biltmore Hotel in Hollywood.
January 2, 1930 Billie Dove divorces her husband, Irvin Willat, to be free for Hughes.
It was love at first sight between Howard and Bille and for the next few years they were one of the most talked-about couples in America. Dove's marriage was already coming to a close when they met, as was Hughes'. He arranged to pay off both spouses in exchange for uncontested divorces, freeing Hughes and Dove to marry. Why did they never marry? Theories point toward Hughes' philandering and his extreme jealousy that would eventually doom the relationship. Miss Dove kept all these letters below for more than 60 years. She obviously treasured them and her memories. Hughes spoke regularly and lovingly of Miss Dove for many years, often to the consternation of other lovers. Hughes truly loved the "American Beauty" and considered her his soul mate. Many of Hughes' friends have said that Billie Dove was the love of his life.

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Relationship Timeline

1932 - Breakup

1932 - Engagement

1929 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Billie Dove
Howard Hughes
Billie Dove
Howard Hughes
Age (at start of relationship)
27
23
Height
Female
5' 6" (168 cm)
Male
6' 4" (193 cm)
Zodiac
Taurus
Capricorn
Occupation
Actress
Business
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Black
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Nationality
American
American

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