Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were dubbed "Liz 'n' Dick" by the tabloids, a moniker they truly hated. They married March 15, 1964 in Montreal; divorced June 26, 1974; remarried October 1975; divorced again summer 1976. Burton died in 1984.
Ken & Barbie
The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), whose own daughter was called Barbara. It was in March 1961 that the Ken doll was created by Mattel. He remained Barbie's boyfriend until the Mattel marketing department announced Feb. 12, 2004: "Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end."
Davis & Dee
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee met in 1945, when they were both performing in the same play on Broadway. Three years later, they got married and stayed together until his death on Feb. 4, 2005. They marked their 50th anniversary by writing a book: "With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together."
Tracy & Hepburn
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (shown here in a scene from the movie "Woman of the Year," one of the nine films they made together) met in the 1940s and, although they never married, remained a twosome until his death on June 10, 1967. She outlived him by a little over 36 years.
Bogart & Bacall
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart married on May 21, 1945, and the union lasted until his death on Jan. 14, 1957. At left, they are shown about a year after they married, when they were appearing together in the film "The Big Sleep."
Newman & Woodward
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman have been married since Jan. 29, 1958. At left, they are shown as they appeared May 15, 2002, during a press conference about the Westport Country Playhouse production of "Our Town." He performed in the play, of which she served as artistic director.
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Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne helped pioneer the concept of reality television by allowing MTV cameras into their home. They have been married since July 1982, and she also serves as manager of her rocker husband's career.
Eleanor & Franklin
Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, pictured here with his mother Sara, found in their marriage a base for service to the country. During his presidency from 1933 to 1945, they both promoted his New Deal policies. After his death in 1945, she continued to be an internationally prominent author and speaker for the New Deal coalition.
Sinatra & Gardner
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner married Nov. 7, 1951, and stayed together until 1957. They remained friends until her death on Jan. 25, 1990. He died May 14, 1998.
Posh & Becks
He's the British-born soccer superstar now playing for the L.A. galaxy and she's a singer with Spice Girls, often photographed in the stands as he plays. David and Victoria "Posh" Beckham, parents of two boys, are a couple of international stature.
Lennon & Ono
Yoko Ono and John Lennon wed on March 12, 1969, and remained married until he was murdered by an obsessed fan in December 1980. He was 40 years old.
Kermit & Miss Piggy
Lovelorn Miss Piggy has been chasing her "Kermie" for years. Here they mug for the cameras on the red carpet at the 2004 Emmy Awards. In 1984, Kermit and Piggy may have been married on the set of "The Muppets Take Manhattan." The minister who officiates at the ceremony is a genuine minister. Kermit, who was recovering from amnesia at the time, insists that this was not a real marriage; Piggy has said otherwise.