long lasting marriages
Frankie Avalon and Kay Diebel (50 Years) One of the original teen idols, Frankie Avalon -- whose song "Venus" spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959 -- and wife Kay have been married since January 1962 (much to the disappointment of millions of female teen groupies). They are the parents of eight children: four sons and four daughters.
Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara (58 Years) Stiller and Meara spent many years as a stand-up comedy team in the '60s and '70s with numerous appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. The parents of actors Ben and Amy took their careers on separate paths (among many acting parts, she had a recurring role on the sitcom Rhoda; he played the temperamental Frank Costanza on Seinfeld) but were honored with a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Can you say: "Serenity, now"?
Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel (35 Years) Suzanne met her future husband in 1969 when she was a "prize model" on the syndicated game show Anniversary Game starring Alan Hamel. The Three's Company star married her Prince Charming in 1977, and he became her manager. Ms. Somers has been quoted as saying the two secrets to having a long marriage is "talk, talk, talk" and "great sex." 'Nuff said.
David McCallum and Katherine Carpenter - 45 Years - David McCallum, who starred in 1960s TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and has been playing Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on the television series NCIS since 2003, was married to actress Jill Ireland from 1957 to 1967. He introduced her to actor Charles Bronson, whom she later left McCallum, marrying Bronson in 1968. McCallum married Katherine Carpenter in 1967 and they have been living happily ever after.