Longest Ongoing Marriages in Hollywood!

by Nate76 | created - 25 Apr 2016 | updated - 13 Nov 2016 | Public

This is a list of Hollywood couples who have been married for over half a century and are still married today!

1. Queen Elizabeth II

The Good Life

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926, in London England to the second son of George V -- Albert, Duke of York and the Duchess of York, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Her sister Princess Margaret was born 4 years later. In 1936, when she was 10, her uncle, King Edward ...

Married to Prince Philip since 1947 (nearly 70 years!).

*Not a celebrity, but she has been married longer than anybody in Hollywood, so I had to include her.

2. Prince Philip

The Good Life

Prince Phillip was born on 10 June 1921 as a Prince of Greece and Denmark. His family was deposed and he lived in France and finally went to boarding school in Gordonstoun in Scotland. Eventually he sent his boys there. When he was 18 he met 13 year old Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth, his third ...

Married to Queen Elizabeth II since 1947.

3. Caren Marsh

Actress | Secrets of a Sorority Girl

She began her career as a radio actress and professional dancer in 1937 shortly after her graduation from Hollywood High School. In 1939 she was signed under contract to MGM Studios and appeared as a dance stand in for Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939). She later became a free lance actress...

Married to Bill Doll since 1950.

4. Clifton James

Actor | Live and Let Die

Blustery, stocky, loud although often genial character actor who has created a niche for himself playing often frustrated and fast talking Southern characters... most noticeably as Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond adventures Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the ...

Married to Laurie Harper since 1951.

5. Eva Marie Saint

Actress | On the Waterfront

Actress and producer Eva Marie Saint was born on July 4, 1924 on Newark, New Jersey. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). Her film career also includes ...

Married to Jeffrey Hayden since 1951.

6. Jeffrey Hayden

Director | Mannix

Jeffrey Hayden was born on October 15, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA as Raphael Levine. He was a director and producer, known for Mannix (1967), Cover Up (1984) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). He was married to Eva Marie Saint. He died on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Married to Eva Marie Saint since 1951.

7. Nehemiah Persoff

Actor | An American Tail

Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.

Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...

Married to Thia Persov since 1951.

8. Bonnie Bartlett

Actress | Twins

Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study ...

Married to William Daniels since 1951.

9. William Daniels

Actor | St. Elsewhere

William Daniels was born on March 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), The Graduate (1967) and The Blue Lagoon (1980). He has been married to Bonnie Bartlett since June 30, 1951. They have two children.

Married to Bonnie Bartlett since 1951.

10. Estelle Harris

Actress | Toy Story 2

Estelle Harris was born on April 4, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Estelle Nussbaum. She is an actress, known for Toy Story 2 (1999), Brother Bear (2003) and Seinfeld (1989). She has been married to Sy Harris since 1954. They have three children.

Married to Sy Harris since 1953.

11. Sy Harris

Actor | Destiny, West!

Sy Harris is an actor, known for Destiny, West! (1960). He is married to Estelle Harris.

Married to Estelle Harris since 1953.

12. Pat Boone

Soundtrack | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Actor, singer, author and songwriter ("Exodus") Pat Boone was educated at David Lipscombe College, North Texas State College and Columbia University (from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1958). His career in entertainment began when he emceed a teenage talent show on radio and ...

Married to Shirley Boone since 1953.

13. Shirley Boone

Actress | Captain Nice

Shirley Boone was born on April 24, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Shirley Lee Foley. She was an actress and assistant director, known for Captain Nice (1967), Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) and The Mike Douglas Show (1961). She was married to Pat Boone. She died on January 11, 2019 in Beverly...

Married to Pat Boone since 1953.

14. Inga Swenson

Actress | The Miracle Worker

Inga Swenson was born on December 29, 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress, known for The Miracle Worker (1962), Benson (1979) and North and South, Book I (1985). She has been married to Lowell Harris since February 21, 1953. They have two children.

Married to Lowell Harris since 1953.

15. Lowell Harris

Sound_department | ER

Son James Harris died in a motorcycle crash at age 26 in 1987, leaving behind his daughter Lily Harris. Son Mark Harris is a film editor.

Married to Inga Swenson since 1953.

16. Peter Mark Richman

Actor | Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Before he became an actor, Mark Richman played football for two years in a Pennsylvania league called the Eastern Pro Conference. Sidelined by a serious knee injury, he became a registered pharmacist and managed a Rosemont, Pennsylvania, drug store for a year. His interests later turned to acting ...

Married to Helen Richman since 1953.

17. Helen Richman

Actress | Playhouse 90

Helen Richman was born on March 14, 1930 in Albany, New York, USA as Helen Theodora Landess. She is an actress, known for Playhouse 90 (1956), 4 Faces (1999) and The Friendless Five (2016). She has been married to Peter Mark Richman since May 10, 1953. They have five children.

Married to Peter Mark Richman since 1953.

18. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

Married to Anne Buydens since 1954.

19. Anne Douglas

Producer | Scalawag

Anne Douglas was born on April 23, 1919 in Hanover, Germany as Anne Buydens. She is a producer and actress, known for Peg Leg, Musket & Sabre (1973), Deep River (2009) and Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009). She has been married to Kirk Douglas since May 29, 1954. They have two children.

Married to Kirk Douglas since 1954.

20. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He has been married to Sandy Cohen since January 8, 1955. They have four ...

Married to Sandy Cohen since 1955.

21. Sandy Cohen

Producer | The Hills

Mother of Danny Aiello III, Rick Aiello, Jaime Aiello and Stacy Aiello.

Married to Danny Aiello since 1955.

22. Alan Alda

Actor | M*A*S*H

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), The Four Seasons (1981) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.

Married to Arlene Alda since 1957.

23. Arlene Alda

Camera_department | The Four Seasons

Arlene Alda was born on March 12, 1933 in Bronx, New York, USA as Arlene Hope Weiss. She is known for her work on The Four Seasons (1981), Shooting an Elephant (2016) and Punky Brewster (1984). She has been married to Alan Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.

Married to Alan Alda since 1957.

24. William Christopher

Actor | M*A*S*H

William Christopher was born on October 20, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Wallace Christopher. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Fortune Cookie (1966) and With Six You Get Eggroll (1968). He was married to Barbara Christopher. He died on December 31, 2016 in Pasadena, ...

Married to Barbara Christopher since 1957.

25. Barbara Christopher

Actress | M*A*S*H

Barbara Christopher was born as Barbara O'Connor. She is an actress, known for M*A*S*H (1972). She was previously married to William Christopher.

Married to William Christopher since 1957.

26. Judy Cornwell

Actress | Wuthering Heights

Most famous for her supporting role as Daisy, the sister of Patricia Routledge's Hyacinth Bucket in the hugely popular BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990), Judy Cornwell's grandmother was the music hall singer Sarah Bonner. The London-born actress grew up in England, where she attended a ...

Married to John Kelsall Parry since 1960.

27. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

Married to Janet Templeton since 1961.

28. Janet Sheen

Producer | The Way

Janet Sheen was born on July 8, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Janet Elizabeth Templeton. She is an actress and producer, known for The Way (2010), Kennedy (1983) and Beverly Hills Brats (1989). She has been married to Martin Sheen since December 23, 1961. They have four children.

Married to Martin Sheen since 1961.

29. Richard Benjamin

Actor | Westworld

Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960s, it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona, but the wait was rewarding. After extensive work in theatre as actor and director, and his participation in the cult TV series He & She (1967)...

Married to Paula Prentiss since 1961.

30. Paula Prentiss

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University in 1958, Paula Prentiss was signed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and teamed with Jim Hutton in a string of comedies. She rapidly became one of the best American comediennes of the 1960s. Her funny voice inflexions, free acting style and brunette good...

Married to Richard Benjamin since 1961.

31. Bob Newhart

Actor | The Rescuers

Bob Newhart is an American actor and stand-up comedian. His comedic style involves deadpan delivery of dialogue, a slight stammer when talking, and comedic monologues. He has cited earlier comedians George Gobel (1919-1991), Ray Goulding (1920-1990), and Bob Elliott (1923-2016) as his main ...

Married to Virginia (Ginny) Quinn since 1963.

32. Ginny Newhart

Self | Rickles & Newhart: A Love Story!

Ginny Newhart was born on December 9, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA as Virginia Quinn. She has been married to Bob Newhart since January 12, 1963. They have four children.

Married to Bob Newhart since 1963.

33. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

Married to Eleanor Coppola since 1963.

34. Eleanor Coppola

Director | Bonjour Anne

Eleanor Coppola was born on May 4, 1936 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Eleanor Jessie Neil. She has been married to Francis Ford Coppola since February 2, 1963. They have three children.

Married to Francis Ford Coppola since 1963.

35. Don Rickles

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Don Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York. After the Golden Era of Hollywood ended, Don Rickles was, until early 2017, one man still living to tell his tales. One of the most respected talents in entertainment, Rickles got his start in the night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when...

Married to Barbara Sklar since 1965.

36. Barbara Rickles

Self | Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Barbara Rickles was born as Barbara Sklar. She was previously married to Don Rickles.

Married to Don Rickles since 1965.

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