Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor shown as they returned to Hollywood May 14 after their wedding shortly after midnight at San Diego, California. (May 14, 1939)
Barbara Stanwyck & Robert Taylor, 1936
Barbara Stanwyck was hesitant to remarry after the failure of her first marriage. However when she began a whirlwind affair with Robert Taylor the romance was so public that MGM studio eventually insisted on an engagement. The couple married in 1939 and were seen as having one of the most stable and enviable marriages in Hollywood.
After their divorce in 1950, Stanwyck often cited Taylor as the love of her life, she never remarried.
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Barbara Stanwyck & her first husband the actor Frank Fay.
The couple reportedly had a strong dislike for each other upon meeting but bonded after the death of Stanwyck’s fiancee Rex Cherryman, they married shortly after in 1928.
Barbara Stanwyck & the actor Rex Cherryman on the set of The Noose, 1927.
Stanwyck had an affair with the married Cherryman while filming the movie and the couple became engaged the next year. However Cherryman fell ill and on the advice of his doctor took a sea voyage to Paris where Stanwyck had arranged to meet him. Cherryman died at sea from septic poisoning at the age of 31.
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