The English star of “Murder, She Wrote,” Angela Lansbury, had a stellar acting career for over 80 years. Back in 1946, shortly after Lansbury had separated from her first husband, she met actor Peter Shaw at a party in a mutual friend’s house.
The two fell in love almost instantly, dated for a year, moved in together, and finally tied the knot on August 12th, 1949. They got married in London, and Angela wore a beautiful white doeskin and satin gown designed by Calve. She paired it with an impressive flower headdress. The two were together until Shaw’s passing in 2003.
Joan Crawford and Alfred N. Steele
Hollywood actress Joan Crawford started her extremely successful acting career in 1924, and she continued for a whopping five decades. As is common among actors, Crawford had been married three times to fellow actors until 1955, when she went in a completely different direction and tied the knot with business mogul Alfred N. Steele.
After the end of her third marriage, Crawford never thought she would marry again. Wedded bliss seemed far-fetched for an actor like her with a busy schedule. But life ended up surprising her again when she met Steele. The couple eloped to Las Vegas and are seen above happily cutting their wedding cake while Crawford looks at her new husband lovingly. Steele was the CEO of the Pepsi-Cola Company for ten years until his death in 1959.
Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher
Beloved American actress Debbie Reynolds started acting in 1948 and didn’t stop for the next seven decades, starring in some of Hollywood’s most classic films. Debbie was a young 23-year-old when she married famous 50s singer Eddie Fisher. The two got married in 1955, after a year of dating, at a mutual friend’s house in New York.
The couple met while entertaining U.S. troops in Korea during the Korean War. They had a happy marriage and two kids, including actress Carrie Fisher, until things went downhill. In what became one of Hollywood’s biggest scandals, Fisher left Reynolds in 1959 to marry Elizabeth Taylor, who was Reynolds’ best friend at the time.
Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker
The famous star of "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction," and 1987’s "Wall Street," Michael Douglas, has been Hollywood royalty for decades. But years before he married the stunning Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas tied the knot with film producer Diandra Luker in 1977. She was 19, he was 32, and they were both working on a set.
Luker and Douglas first met at the inauguration ceremony of President Jimmy Carter. They married after a whirlwind romance of a few weeks at the most. Above we see the young, glowing couple smiling for the camera. Diandra wore a classic white dress with a bell skirt and paired it with a chic silver clutch bag. The couple split after 22 years of marriage.
Jimmy Stewart and Gloria McLean
Famous 50s actor Jimmy Stewart was a known bachelor of Hollywood, and he managed to stay that way for many years despite many proposals. However, in 1949, he finally got married to model, actress, and socialite Gloria Hatrick McLean. He had loved and lost multiple times before, but with McLean it was endgame. He described the meeting as “love at first sight.”
When they met, Stewart was the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood while McLean was a divorced mother of two. The two connected despite being at different stages in their respective personal lives. The couple got married at Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Above we see the newlyweds leave the church, McLean in a beautiful white satin gown and flower headdress. There was a crowd of more than 600 fans waiting outside.