Robert Champion & Linda Cristal


Linda Cristal and Robert Champion  


Robert Champion and Linda Cristal were married for 1 year. They dated for 23 days after getting together in Apr 1958 and married on 24th Apr 1958. 1 year later they divorced on 3rd Dec 1959.


Argentinean Actress Linda Cristal was born Marta Victoria Moya Peggo Burges on 24th February, 1934 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina and passed away on 27th Jun 2020 Beverly Hills, California, USA aged 86. She is most remembered for The Latin Lovely, The High Chaparral. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingApr 1958 - 24th Apr 1958 23 days
Married24th Apr 1958 - Dec 1959 1 year, 7 months
Total Apr 1958 - Dec 1959 1 year, 8 months

(24 April 1958 - 9 December 1959) (divorced)
April 58
meets oilman / industrialist Bob Champion, when both are invited by Conrad Hilton to the opening of his Havana, Cuba, hotel. Actress Ann Miller introduces them on the plane going down. It is love at first sight. Champion is half-brother of dancer-actor Gower Champion, but the two aren`t in contact. Champion`s headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela.
24 April 58
secretly marries Robert W. Champion in Pomona, California. The ceremony is performed by a justice of the peace.
6 May 58
announces her engagement to Champion in Hollywood and says no definite date is set for the wedding, but it will not be before July. He`s 34; she`s 23. When she finishes her next picture, The Hell Bent Kid, they`ll have a real honeymoon in Acapulco. The stone in her engagement ring is a 10 1/2-karat yellow diamond.
Late May 58
columnist Earl Wilson reports that she and Champion actually married in Colton, California, on April 24
arch 59
she and Champion separate after 11 months. She blames the break up of her career and his job in Venezuela, which kept them apart.
April 59
can`t wait for the divorce hearing so that she can date. "She attended The Diary of Anne Frank premiere with director Hugo Fregonese, ex-husband of Faith Domergue."
tells Carroll that she and Champion will sign the property settlement any minute. "They are still living under the same roof."
June 59
columnist Walter Winchell thinks that she`s the reason why actor "William Campbell wears that big grin"
October 59
her friends predict she will marry musician Buddy Bregman, who almost became the husband of Anna Maria Alberghetti, as soon as her divorce from Champion becomes final
December 59
Carroll reports her back from the Texas location of The Alamo. "I don`t know when I will go to court to get my divorce," she says. "I haven`t had time to talk to my attorney yet." When she gets around to it, she will divorce Champion, who filed first, on account of residence qualifications, but who has been waiting for her to get the last legal word.
c. 9 December 59
divorces Champion in Santa Monica after less than a year of marriage charging mental cruelty. He doesn`t contest the divorce.

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3rd December, 1959 - Divorce

March, 1959 - Breakup

24th April, 1958 - Marriage

April, 1958 - Hookup



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