Joanne Dru & Dick Haymes

Joanne Dru and Dick Haymes

Joanne Dru and Dick Haymes  


Joanne Dru and Dick Haymes were married for 7 years. They dated for 9 months after getting together in Dec 1940 and married on 21st Sep 1941. 7 years later they divorced on 28th Jun 1949.

They had 3 children, Richard Ralph (78), Helen Joanna (76) and Barbara Nugent (73).


American Actress Joanne Dru was born Joanne Lettitia La Cock on 31st January, 1922 in Logan, West Virginia and passed away on 10th Sep 1996 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles aged 74. She is most remembered for Red River (1948). Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Argentinean Actor Dick Haymes was born Richard Benjamin Haymes on 13th September, 1918 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and passed away on 28th Mar 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 61. He is most remembered for State Fair. His zodiac sign is Virgo.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingDec 1940 - 21st Sep 1941 9 months, 24 days
Married21st Sep 1941 - 28th Jun 1949 7 years, 9 months
Total Dec 1940 - 28th Jun 1949 8 years, 7 months

(21 September 1941 - 28 June 1949) (divorced) 3 children
Dec 1940
meets Argentine singer Dick Haymes at the Paramount Theater, where she is dancing and he is singing with Harry James and His Orchestra
July 41
Winchell expects her to marry Dick Haymes, "vocalist for the Harry James crew," in January
21 September 41
marries singer-actor Dick Haymes in New York. He`s 25; she`s 19. It`s his second marriage and her first.
24 July 42
her son, Richard Ralph, a.k.a. Dick Haymes, Jr., "Skipper," is born. He will become a singer.
moves with Haymes to Beverly Hills
13 May 44
her daughter Helen Joanna is born in Los Angeles
November 45
Kilgallen writes: "The Dick Haymes, who called off their split-up, are about to announce they were right the first time."
August 46
tells columnist Erskine Johnson: "I think I was frustrated until I went to work. Dick and I are getting along better, now that we have a mutual interest, than we ever did before. We were separated only for a couple of minutes," she coos. "Dick promised me before our marriage that I could continue with my career. But we had a baby 10 months after we were married. Then we had another one. This is the first chance I`ve had to do anything about it."
February 47
is reported very ill and expecting a baby
19 September 47
her daughter Barbara Nugent is born in Santa Monica, California
November 48
her husband flies his own plane to Monument Valley, where she`s filming She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Late December 48
in Hollywood, she and Haymes announce they have separated and will go their separate ways for at least six months. Haymes says he and his wife had been kept apart for a long time, solely because of their professional commitments.
January 49
files for divorce from Haymes in Los Angeles Superior Court. He`s 32; she`s 26. She asks for custody of their three children, $25,000 a month support and $25,000 attorneys` fees. She denies she will marry John Ireland, with whom she`s seen frequently.
April 49
a few hours before Dick Haymes moves from their ranch in San Fernando Valley, he gifts her with a brand-new Cadillac
May 49
Motion Picture reports that she and Haymes where on the verge of splitting up months before the final break came. The clincher was Dick’s torrid romance with Nora Eddington Flynn, the ex of Errol Flynn. "Joanne’s now getting plenty of consolidation from actor John Ireland."
20 May 49
her attorney, Jerry Giesler, announces that she will seek a Reno divorce. She is to get a percentage of Haymes` gross income as alimony, and Haymes has agreed to pay $800 a month for support of their children. Haymes plans to marry Nora Eddington Flynn after she divorces Errol.
28 June 49
her divorce from Haymes is granted in Reno on grounds of extreme mental cruelty. Custody and support of their children is arranged in a private settlement. She will receive $350,000 in alimony over a period of seven years.
16 September 93
her daughter Barbara Nugent Haymes dies at age 45 in Los Angeles

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Relationship Timeline

28th June, 1949 - Divorce

December, 1948 - Breakup

19th September, 1947 - Child

13th May, 1944 - Child

24th July, 1942 - Child

21st September, 1941 - Marriage

December, 1940 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Joanne Dru
Dick Haymes
Joanne Dru
Dick Haymes
Age (at start of relationship)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Light
Eye Color
Brown - Dark


Richard RalphMale24th July, 194278 years old
Helen JoannaFemale13th May, 194477 years old
Barbara NugentFemale19th September, 194773 years old



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