Ina Claire & John Gilbert

John Gilbert and Ina Claire
John Gilbert and Ina Claire  

Ina Claire and John Gilbert were married for 2 years. They dated for 1 month after getting together in Mar 1929 and married on 9th May 1929. 2 years later they divorced on 5th Aug 1931.


American Actress Ina Claire was born Ina Fagan on 15th October, 1893 in Washington, D.C., USA and passed away on 21st Feb 1985 San Francisco, California, USA aged 91. She is most remembered for Ninotchka (1939). Her zodiac sign is Libra.

American Actor John Gilbert was born John Cecil Pringle on 10th July, 1897 in Logan, Utah and passed away on 9th Jan 1936 Los Angeles, CA aged 38. He is most remembered for The Big Parade (1925). His zodiac sign is Cancer.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating29th Mar 1929 - 9th May 1929 1 month, 11 days
Married9th May 1929 - Aug 1931 2 years, 2 months
Total Mar 1929 - Aug 1931 2 years, 5 months

(9 May 1929 - 5 August 1931) (divorced)
In 1929, Gilbert eloped with actress Ina Claire to Las Vegas. They separated in February 1931 and divorced six months later.
Ina Clair was a major Broadway star before she came to Hollywood to star in her first film, The Awful Truth, 1929. When she met Jack at a party, they liked each other immediately and married only six weeks later. She and Jack just weren`t suited for each other. At that time, being a Broadway star was considered far superior to the stars of Hollywood. therefore, Ina felt superior to Gilbert and is best known for the classic remark she made after they were wed, when a reporter asked her, "How does it feel to be married to a great star?" "I don`t know," the new bride replied sweetly. "Why don`t you ask Mr. Gilbert?" To her credit, she did try to help Jack through the transition to sound, but instead of helping she made him more insecure. They were married during a terrible time in Jack`s life and had been traveling in Europe when Jack`s first talkie to be released, His Glorious Night was released to dismal reviews and when the stock market crashed. Although Ina tried to help again, she did nothing but make things worse by redecorating their house resulting in a huge expense. They were divorced in 1931.

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Relationship Timeline

5th August, 1931 - Divorce

February, 1931 - Breakup

9th May, 1929 - Marriage

29th March, 1929 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Ina Claire
John Gilbert
Ina Claire
John Gilbert
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 4" (163 cm)
5' 11" (180 cm)



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