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List of the Longest Hollywood Marriages ranked by their duration in years. Hollywood marriages are known to be notoriously short, but a few couples have remained happy together for decades. Some couples are both successful actors, while other couples have one spouse who is a mega-star while the other is unknown to the public.

Who tops our list of the longest Hollywood marriages? Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara top our list. They have been married for 60 years. They have two children together, Amy and Ben Stiller. Jerry Stiller on their marriage, "Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances." Stiller and Meara first gained attention as a successful comedy duo. Stiller went on to appear on successful television shows like “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens” and Meara appeared on “Sex and the City.”

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for 25 years. They have two children together and Tom has two children from a previous marriage. Both spouses have successful acting and producing careers. Other actors who have had long Hollywood marriages include Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest.

Why do you think it is so difficult for Hollywood couples to stay married? Share your thoughts about these famous celebrity successes, and don't forget to check out famous interracial couples as well.

Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were married for over 60 years, from 1954 until her death in 2015. They have two children together, comedians and actors Amy and Ben Stiller. Jerry Stiller on their marriage, "Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances."

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Jessica Tandy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
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Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy were married for over 50 years, from 1942 until Tandy's death in 1994. The couple had two children, Christopher and Tandy Cronyn, and they collaborated on several films, plays, and other projects over their many decades together. see more on Jessica Tandy
James Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
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James Garner and Lois Clarke were married for 58 years, from 1956 until Garner's death in 2016. When they married just 14 days after they met, Clarke had one daughter, Kim, from a previous marriage, and the couple later had another daughter, Gigi. Of their marriage, Garner said: "Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you'd be surprised at the large number of people who re-enlist."

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Ruby Dee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
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Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis were married for 57 years, from 1948 until Davis's death in 2005. They had three children together: a son, Guy Davis, and two daughters, Nora Day and Hasna Muhammad. In their joint autobiography, the couple discussed having an open marriage, but later changed their minds.  

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