Love is A FUNNY THING

Dou­ble the love, dou­ble the laughs! Here’s a look at some of our fa­vorite com­edy cou­ples.

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - Comedy Couples - —Mara Re­in­stein

Gra­cie Allen & Ge­orge Burns

Say good night, Gra­cie! The quin­tes­sen­tial com­edy team, who wed in 1926, en­ter­tained au­di­ences via vaude­ville, ra­dio, wlm and tele­vi­sion for more than 40 years un­til Allen’s death in 1964. He let her get all the big laughs, and he never re­mar­ried.

Lu­cille Ball & Desi Ar­naz

The wery red-headed ac­tress and yir­ta­tious Cuban band­leader made TV magic with their clas­sic 1951–57 do­mes­tic sit­com I Love Lucy. They co-pro­duced the show as well, a ground­break­ing move at the time. But their tur­bu­lent 20-year mar­riage ended in 1960.

Rhea Perl­man & Danny DeVito

Long story short: They met in 1971 while back­stage at an off-Broad­way play. He went on to play tart-tongued Louie on Taxi; she went on to play tart-tongued Carla on Cheers. Af­ter sep­a­rat­ing in 2012, they’ve been an on-again-off-again pair.

Goldie Hawn & Kurt Rus­sell

No wed­ding bells? No prob­lem! Since they cou­pled up af­ter shoot­ing Swing Shift (1983), the pair has steered through it all, in­clud­ing star­ring to­gether in Over­board and in their own movies, such as Hawn’s The First Wives Club and Rus­sell’s Cap­tain Ron.

Rita Wil­son & Tom Hanks

Let’s for­ever be grate­ful to Vol­un­teers, a 1985 com­edy bomb that led to one of Hol­ly­wood’s most en­dur­ing mar­riages. Five years af­ter their wed­ding, the stars gave us an LOL scene to re­mem­ber in 1993’s Sleep­less in Seat­tle.

Les­lie Mann & Judd Apa­tow

The hot com­edy di­rec­tor has put his lead­ing lady of 23 years in nearly all his movies, in­clud­ing The 40-Year-Old Vir­gin, Knocked Up and Funny Peo­ple. In April, she scored a hit on her own play­ing a wor­ry­wart sin­gle mom in the rau­cous Block­ers.

Melissa Mc­Carthy & Ben Fal­cone

Since meet­ing in a Chicago com­edy writ­ing class in 1998, the two—who wed in 2005—have been in­sep­a­ra­ble both on- and off­screen. He’s made ap­pear­ances in al­most all her movies and pro­duced and/or di­rected sev­eral, in­clud­ing Life of the Party, The Boss and Tammy.

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