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.
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Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara have been married since 1954. 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."
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Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy
Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
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.
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James Garner & Lois Clarke
James Garner & Lois Clarke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
James Garner and Lois Clarke married in 1956 just 14 days after they met. Clarke had one daughter, Kim, from a previous marriage, and the couple has another daughter, Gigi. Garner has 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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Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Longest Hollywood Marriages
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed in 1958; they were married for 50 years at the time of Newman's death in 2008. They 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?”