Long Married Couples

The couples listed below are, as far as we know, first marriages...or, I guess as in the case of Martha Washington, remarried widows and widowers. Should we also include the divorced who are in long remarriages (Ronnie and Nancy Reagan/Paul & Joanne/Christopher & Dana Reeves)?  How about couples where the scandal and infidelity are what we think of first, Bill & Camille Crosby, Bill & Hilary Clinton, John & Elizabeth Edwards, Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford, the Spitzers – where they are working at it - for better or worse, or they persevered (or simply endured?) - till death - like Franklin and Eleanor? Jack and Jackie?   Send your comments, additions, corrections, notations.  - diane@smartmarriages.com 

George and Martha Washington

John and Abigail Adams

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

Harry and Bess Truman

Jimmy and Roslyn Carter

George and Laura Bush

George and Barbara Bush

Barack & Michelle Obama

Mitt & Ann Romney

Mario and Matilda Cuomo

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Al and Tipper Gore



The John Lithgows – 28 yrs/2010

Monique and Sidney - together since she was 14

The Jeff Bridges – 33 yrs/2010

Walter and Betsy Cronkite (in 2007 married 66 years and both 91)

Charles and Anne Lindberg

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee – a Hollywood marriage since 1948

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Mark Twain and wife, Olivia

George and Gracie Allen

Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara (Ben Stiller's parents)

James Carville and Mary Maitlin – our poster couple for “it's not about differences but how you handle them.”

Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick (married since 1988)

Tony Plana & Ada Maris (our keynoters 2007)

Michael Fox and wife (sickness and health)

Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff

Billy and Ruth Graham

Cokie and Steve Roberts

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

Ozzie and Harriet

Bob & Dolores Hope

Meryl Streep & Don Grummer


And our favorite fictional characters: 


Adam and Eve

Cliff and Clair Huxtable

Archie and Edith Bunker

Homer and Marge Simpson

Fred and Wilma Flintstone

Donald and Daisy

Dagwood and Blondie

Mickey and Minnie

Lady and the Tramp

Homer and Marge

June and Ward Cleaver

Tarzan and Jane

Peg and Al Bundy

Ma and Pa Kettle

George and Mary Bailey (It's a Wonderful Life")

Me and Bobby McGee



 Famous Couples

compiled January 2002

by Lorraine Getty

Forsyth Pubic Library



Dagwood and Blondie

Popeye and Olive Oyl

Steve and Edie

Lucy and Desi

Fred and Ethel

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and .... and ....

and ....

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

Bogey and Bacall

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

Jack and Diane

Roseanne and Dan

John and Yoko

Sonny and Cher

Regis and Kathy Lee

Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas

Captain and Tenille

George and Gracie

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

Babs and Buster Bunny

Ralph and Alice Kramden

Norton and Trixie

Porgy and Bess

Mike and Carol Brady

June and Ward Cleaver

Porky Pig and Petunia

Tarzan and Jane

Sally Brown and Linus

Peg and Al Bundy

Monica and Chandler

Ma and Pa Kettle

Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan and Frank Burns

George and Mary Bailey (It's a Wonderful Life")

Me and Bobby McGee

Homer and Marge

Fred and Wilma

Donald and Daisy

Mickey and Minnie

Lady and the Tramp

Kermit and Miss Piggy

Superman and Lois Lane

Buffy and Angel

Buffy and Spike

Sid and Nancy

Kurt (Cobain) & Courtney (Love)

Jim (Morrison) & Pam (Courson)

Brenda & Dylan (90210)

David & Donna (90210)

Mulder & Scully




George and Martha (Washington)

George and Laura (Bush)

Cleopatra and Caesar

Cleopatra and Anthony

Helen and Paris

Napoleon & Josephine

Charles and Diana

Jack and Jackie Kennedy

Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln




Samson and Delilah

Adam and Eve

Mary and Joseph

Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher

Babar and Celeste

Morgie and Moffie

Romeo and Juliet

The Dish and the Spoon

Jack and Jill

Jack Sprat and his wife

Mama and Papa Bear

Beauty and the Beast

Cinderella and Prince Charming

Snow White and Prince Charming

Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming (boy, he gets


Bambi and Faline

Hansel and Gretel

Dick and Jane

Clifford and Emily Elizabeth

Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara

George and Martha (James Marshall character)

Peter Pan and Wendy

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Poppy and Rye

Peter Pan and Wendy

The steadfast tin soldier and the ballerina

Jess and Leslie (Bridge to Terabithia)



It’s the antithesis of “Temptation Island.” “Couples: A Celebration of Commitment,” a book of portraits by M.I. Hamburg and essays by Catherine Whitney (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $27.95), profiles the marriages of 35 prominent pairs and shares their secrets for staying together.

                  The couples include Mario and Mtilda Raffa Cuomo, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder and Allan Houstin, the New York Knicks star, and his wife Tamara.  Among other tidbits, the book reports that the jovial weatherman Willard Scott cut his honeymoon short to attend clown school and that the very first meal that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served her husband was an inedible Homer tuna casserole.

                  O.K., so the book doesn’t portray marriage as a wild, sexy romp in a hot tub in Belize.  Mr. Hamburg, the photographer, said he wanted to focus instead on the importance of endurance, loyalty and compromise in a marriage – something more akin to a lifelong episode of “Survivor.”


Jennifer Tung



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