Monday, May 6, 2024

Couples in show biz (part 2)

Reader Emma Springfield in Iowa thought of two more couples in show biz:

60. Paul Hogan & Linda Kozlowski (his co-star in Crocodile Dundee)
61. Paul Simon & Carrie Fisher

so Australia has made it into the list (a shout-out here to Kylie Tai in the suburbs of Sydney).

Emma said in her comment that this list is contagious, and so it is. I thought of a few more couples in show biz, some of whom go back decades:

62. Bing Crosby & Dixie Lee
63. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Joan Crawford
64. Franchot Tone & Joan Crawford
65. Howard Duff & Ida Lupino
66. Jim & Marion Jordan (Fibber McGee & Molly on the radio)
67. Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart
68. Dick Powell & Joan Blondell
69. Mike Todd & Joan Blondell
70. Gary Merrill & Bette Davis

and hare are two that I probably should have thought of first but they never occurred to me until just now:

71. Ronald Reagan & Jane Wyman
72. Ronald Reagan & Nancy Davis

In case you were wondering, it is perfectly normal to make lists of things. I say that with confidence because in the encyclopedia of Brague, normal is whatever I do and abnormal is what other people do.

I shall not pass this way again, but I may drop in and add a P.S. if one is warranted.


P.S. - The list continues in the comments and is up to #81 at this writing (3:40pm EDT, May 6, 2024)


  1. UNCLE!!!!! I refuse to allow myself to think about it any longer. But while we are here how about Dina Merrill and Cliff Robertson, Shirley Temple and John Agar, Mary Ann Mobley and Gary Collins... HELP!!!!!!

    1. You hae identified #73 (Merrill/Robertson), #74 (Temple/Agar), and #75 (Mobley/Collins> By the way, when one says UNCLE!!!!! one is supposed to stop.

  2. Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson, Whoopi and Frank Langella. Make it stop.

    1. ...and you have also identified #76 (Goldberg/Danson, although no mention is made of him on her Wikipedia page), and #77 (Goldberg/Langella, which IS mentioned). Maybe Danson was a just a fling or an affair or even a brief period of dating encouraged by the studio brass in connection with publicizing the release of a movie.

      I will see your #76 and #77 and raise you a #78 (Eliot Gould & Barbra Streisand), a #79 (James Brolin & Barbra Streisand even though Brolin is not mentioned at all in her Wikipedia article), a #80 (Jeanette MacDonald & Gene Raymond), and a #81 (Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy, which is mentioned AT LENGTH in both of their Wikipedia articles)..


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