Jacques Bergerac & Dorothy Malone

Jacques Bergerac and Dorothy Malone
Jacques Bergerac and Dorothy Malone  

Jacques Bergerac and Dorothy Malone were married for 5 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together on 12th Mar 1958. After a 1 month engagement they married on 28th Jun 1959. 5 years later they separated in Mar 1963 and divorced on 8th Dec 1964.

They had 2 children, Mimi (61) and Diane (59).


American Actress Dorothy Malone was born Mary Dorothy Maloney on 29th January, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 19th Jan 2018 Dallas, Texas, USA aged 93. She is most remembered for Won An Oscar For Written On The Wind. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating12th Mar 1958 - May 1959 1 year, 1 month
EngagedMay 1959 - 28th Jun 1959 1 month, 28 days
Married28th Jun 1959 - 8th Dec 1964 5 years, 5 months
Total 12th Mar 1958 - 8th Dec 1964 6 years, 9 months

(28 June 1959 - 8 December 1964) (divorced) (2 children)
12 March 58
is with Jacques Bergerac to the Cocoanut Grove to see Sophie Tucker
10 July 58
attends the premiere of Gigi at the Paramount Theatre with Jacques Bergerac
August 58
columnist Lee Mortimer thinks that her friends are convinced it's the real thing this time. "Never mooned over anyone like she does over Jacques Bergerac..."
October 58
Kilgallen writes: "Jacques Bergerac and Dorothy Malone, who just happened to choose the same vacation spot - Panama - won't be far apart during their New York stay."
she and Bergerac attend the Gregory Peck Waldorf party after the The Big Country premiere. Columnist Earl Wilson finds them "all but smoochy."
7 December 58
makes a handsome couple with Jacques Bergerac at the preview of The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
May 59
Kilgallen expects her to marry Bergerac in mid-June
is reported with Bergerac on location filming in Japan. Her mother is also there. Later, she and Jacques will play summer stock.
28 June 59
marries French actor Jacques Bergerac at a Roman Catholic church in Hong Kong, where she’s on location for The Last Voyage. Bergerac has been in Hollywood since 1953 and was married to Ginger Rogers until 1957. Rogers discovered him in France working as a hotel clerk in Paris.
3 - 16 August 59
she and Bergerac make their honeymoon debut in the New York comedy smash hit Once More with Feeling at the Edgewater Beach Playhouse
September 59
she and Bergerac return to Hollywood. "Dorothy firmly squelches the rumor that she is expecting a baby. Jacques reports to Allied Artists immediately to play the masculine lead in The Hypnotic Eye."
February 60
her husband installs an elevator in their home so she doesn't have to use the stairs. Winchell asks: "Why doesn't he carry her in his manly armpits?"
flies to New York with Bergerac for his "Paris a la Mode" television show. "She had to get special permission from her doctor. The baby is due in April."
March 60
she and Bergerac are reported very disappointed at not being able to attend the Foreign Press Correspondents Ball in California. "Dorothy became ill in Dallas and the doctor didn't want her to fly for several days. The baby is expected soon now."
3 April 60
her daughter Mimi is born at a Santa Monica hospital
earns only $32,456. Her shrinking income puts pressure on her marriage to Bergerac.
20 February 62
her daughter Diane is born
files for divorce from Bergerac charging extreme cruelty
May 63
her divorce action against Bergerac is considered a surprise even to her best friends and co-workers in her current film, Beach Party. "She simply rushed home from the set the other day, moved her babies out of the house, and within a few hours filed for divorce. Up until then she had been assuring people that everything was fine and dandy with her marriage..."
July 63
turns down the Beach Party preview party in New York. Columnist Earl Wilson knows: "Too many problems in Los Angeles with estranged husband Jacques Bergerac..."
August 63
Bergerac wants her cited for contempt of court because, he says, she makes faces at him when he visits their two daughters. He testifies in Los Angeles court that she was trying to alienate the girls, Mimi, 3, and Diane, 18 months, from him. She and Bergerac await trial of divorce suits against each other. Her attorney is Arthur Crowley.
November 63
another divorce hearing is set for January 7
21 November 64
a Los Angeles Superior Court judge rules that testimony at her stormy divorce trial will be behind closed doors
8 December 64
after a 12-day closed-door trial, her divorce from Bergerac is finally granted, giving her custody of her two girls. He's 37; she's 36. Judge Vincent S. Dalsimer says, "there was some fault on both sides, but it's my considered opinion that the greatest fault was with Mr. Bergerac." She is awarded $250-a-month child support, but takes only alimony of $1 a year because of her high film earnings from TV's "Peyton Place." Bitter court battles over the years are to follow; she’s forbidden by court order to publicly discuss her problems with her former husband.
May 65
Kilgallen notes that when Dorothy and Bergerac meet at parties, "they look away and don't speak, although they were once regarded as one of Hollywood's most loving - as well as most beautiful - married couple..."

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Relationship Timeline

8th December, 1964 - Divorce

March, 1963 - Breakup

20th February, 1962 - Child

3rd April, 1960 - Child

28th June, 1959 - Marriage

May, 1959 - Engagement

12th March, 1958 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Jacques Bergerac
Dorothy Malone
Jacques Bergerac
Dorothy Malone
Age (at start of relationship)
6' 3" (191 cm)
5' 6" (168 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Dyed Blonde


MimiFemale3rd April, 196061 years old
DianeFemale20th February, 196259 years old



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