The Longest Hollywood Marriages
This is a 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 and the other is unknown to the public.
Who tops our list of the longest Hollywood marriages? Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara appeared to have been one of the happiest celebrity couples ever. There are other old Hollywood marriages that have lasted, such as the relationships between James Garner and Lois Clarke, and Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are another of the Hollywood couples with long marriages. They tied the knot in 1988. They're often praised as one of the most successful marriages in Hollywood. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy are one of the seriously impressive famous couples who have been married for over 50 years. Lasting relationships like that are exciting to read about, because they clearly worked at being husband and wife. There are other famous elderly or old Hollywood couples below.
Check out these famous celebrity successes, and our list of famous interracial couples as well.
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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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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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Christopher Walken has been married to his wife, Georgianne, since 1969. They have no children. Although Walken is a loving husband, he rarely gets cast in the role. He has said, "I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing - but nobody offers me those kind of parts."
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Jeff Bridges has been married to his wife, Susan, since 1977. They have three daughters together. Jeff Bridges on marriage, "Sticking with a marriage: That's true grit, man."
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Samuel L. Jackson has been married to his wife, LaTanya, since 1980. They have one daughter together. Jackson on being a good dad, "My dad was an absentee dad, so it was always important to me that I was part of my daughter's life, and she deserved two parents, which is part of the rationale behind us staying married for 30 years."
Ron Howard and Cheryl Alley have been married since 1975. The couple has four children together, including the actress Bryce Dallas Howard.