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on 4 Feb 2009 01:33

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Hollywood Marriages that last

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1. Karl Malden
Karl Malden and Mona Greenberg 71+ years

Married 1938 until his death in 2009 (Aged 97)

Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
2. Bob Hope
Bob and Dolores Hope 69 years

Married 1934-until his death in 2003. (Aged 100).
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3. Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke 64 years

Married 1944-until his death in 2008 (Aged 84)
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4. Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens 56+ years

Married since 1954
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Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
5. James Garner
James Garner and Lois Clarke 54+ years

Married since 1956

Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
6. Alan Alda
Alan and Arlene Alda 53+ years

Married since 1957
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7. Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Regan and Nancy Davis 52 years

Married 1952 until his death in 2004 (Aged 93)

Average listal rating (481 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
8. Paul Newman
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward 50 years

Married 1958-until his death in 2008 (Aged 83).
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9. Bill Cosby
Bill and Camille Cosby 46+ years

Married since 1964
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When Hollywood actors get married it seems to be just for publicity, money or lust, because it never lasts! We hear all the intimate details of each breakup and divorce settlement in magazines and the newspapers for months afterwards.

But true love isn't fleeting, here is a list (just in time for Valentines Day). It lists just a few of the famous couples who have been married for quite a few years!

I hope it gives other famous actors hope.

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Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 16:49
Nice idea (which gives some hope for Hollywood as well as marriages in general). Just a suggestion: maybe you want to add the actual wedding date instead of years (unless you want to update this list every year). Also i'd like to suggest to include the following:

Norman Lloyd - Peggy Lloyd, since 29. June 1936
Art Linkletter - Lois Foerster, since 25. November 1935
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 5 5:14
Would Ronald Reagan fit into your list? I don't know if your criteria would allow him since he wasn't acting anymore at the time.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 5 6:26
He was very 'Hollywood' even in his new role - so yes. My only hesitation was the fact his first marriage didn't last. Only just made it past the Seven year itch!
Posted: 6 years ago at Jul 20 2:03
Good post, as long as my man Newman is in there.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Dec 24 2:27
They truly are the exceptions on Hollywood. Listening to Bill Cosby's comments on his wife, I always figured she was cringing during his comedy routines.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 18:10
Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman must be getting up there too.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 21:27
Only 22 years and counting for Danny & Rhea, not bad.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 22:07
And yet so sad that there are only 9 of them to report!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 22:29
I think a high number of actors that marry for image or publicity has a lot to do with it!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 22:40
How about Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn? I think they hooked up in the early 80s.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 22:49
That's his second wife, 27 years and counting.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 30 20:41
How About Arnie & Maria Shriver? They Have Been Going Strong (Ooops) Since 1986!

And Steve Buscemi & Joe Andres (Since 1987)!

How About Carl Reiner & Estebelle Lebost? (64 Years)

Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Apr 25 2:33
Nice to know some Hollywood couple can stay together.
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 9 7:46 - Norman Lloyd was married to Peggy Craven from June 29, 1936 to her death in August 30, 2011.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 18 18:31
I have to admit there is/was a true love going on with those people.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 18 19:27
Very nice list!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 20 22:54
Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin were married from 1948 until her death in 2008, a total of 60 years together.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 21 2:21

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