The Longest Hollywood Marriages 

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Updated January 16, 2020 4M views 42 items

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 were been married for 61 years until Meara's death in 2015. They had two children together, Amy and Ben Stiller. 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 since 1988. 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.

Check out these famous celebrity successes, and don't forget to check out famous interracial couples as well.

James Garner is listed (or ranked) 1 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."

Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 2 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."

Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
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Chevy Chase and Jayni Luke have been married since 1982. The couple has three daughters together.
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed in 1958; they were married for 50 years at the time of Newman's death in 2008. The couple had three daughters together, and Newman had two daughters and a son from a previous marriage. 

Paul Newman said of his marriage, “I don't like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?”