is G. Bentley Ryan`s first date out of the army
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she and G. Bentley Ryan, law firm partner of Greg Bautzer, announce they will marry next week at the Santa Barbara Mission. Mrs. Speed Post will be matron of honor; Jack Huber, best man. They will return to Hollywood for a reception at the Bel Air Hotel, then honeymoon in Mexico City and Acapulco.
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marries Ryan at the Santa Barbara Mission. He`s 41; she`s 30. The two have known each other for eight years. The Roman Catholic ceremony is performed by the Reverend Thomas N. O`Toole. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Chapman of White Plains, New York, attend. The newlyweds honeymoon in Mexico City.
she and Ryan are reported straining at the leash
separates from Ryan two weeks before their first wedding anniversary
21 January 50
files for divorce from Ryan in Los Angeles charging cruelty
20 February 50
wins an interlocutory decree, claiming extreme cruelty. She charges that Ryan left home after a minor disagreement for some five weeks at a time and was critical of everything she did. She says she did "everything in my power" to make the marriage succeed, but that Ryan said it all was a mistake.