(November 24, 1954 - December 18, 1958) (divorced) (1 child)
Had one son with Vic Damone, Perry Rocco Luigi Farinola Damone, who was born in Los Angeles on August 21, 1955. He worked as a radio DJ and owned an entertainers representation in Phoenix, Arizona. He died on December 9, 2014 of lymphoma in Scottsdale, Arizona.
October 54 met Vic Damone while visiting Debbie Reynolds on the set of Hit the Deck. Afterwards he takes her to the retake room, and they dance to "September Song," which will become their "signature tune." He proposes, and a day later, she agrees. Dean is floored when he learns the news.
End October 54 she and Vic attend a party given for producer Joe Pasternak at the Coconut Grove.
Nov 1954 she and Vic find a house high in Beverly Glen Canyon.
24 November 54 marries Vic at St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church in Hollywood. Her sister Marisa is maid of honor; actress Taina Elg is one of four bridesmaids. The reception is held at the Bel-Air Hotel. Dore Schary, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, the Jack Bennys, Danny Thomas, Cyd Charisse, Ann Blyth and her husband, Richard Egan, the John Ericsons, Debby Reynolds, Richard Anderson, Russ Tamblyn, Anne Jeffreys and her husband, and Joanne Rio are among the guests.
25 November 54 honeymoons in Las Vegas, where Vic will open his show on December 1.
Mid-December 54 her sister Marisa and restaurateur Pep De Lucia welcome her and Vic back at the Los Angeles airport
Christmas 54 the Damones are in Miami, Florida
31 December 54 the Damones are in Havana, Cuba
Early 55 Vic suggests that she cut her hair short
January 55 Vic announces she’s pregnant
27 February 55 during a flight from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, she’s severely injured when the plane hits turbulence. Upon landing, she is rushed to Desert Hospital.
Early April 55 leaves the hospital on crutches
1955 the Damones move into a Colonial-style, two-story, ten-room house at 959 Somera Road, West Los Angeles
1955 presents her husband with a silver Ford Thunderbird
May 55 misses her baby shower when she’s rushed to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital; it turns out to be a false alarm
21 / 22 August 55 her son Perry Rocco Luigi Farinola Damone is born at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Singer Perry Como is chosen godfather; her sister Marisa, his godmother.
September 55 visits her husband at the Sands in Las Vegas, where he performs
End November 55 the Damones announce they are expecting their second child in June
December 55 loses her baby
31 December 55 she and Vic spend New Year’s Eve on a flight delayed for Los Angeles
1955 the family moves to Moraga Drive in Bel Air
1956 is off to St. Tropez, in the south of France, for the filming of The Vintage. With location filming finished, the Damones reunite in Paris.
September 56 she and Damone have the "House of the Month"
Jan 1958 her marriage begins to deteriorate.
August 58 separates from Damone
10 November 58 files for divorce, charging Vic with mental cruelty and seeking custody of her son
18 December 58 wins an interlocutory degree. She gets the house, Perry, and 25% of her former husband’s gross income
24 December 59 her divorce decree becomes final
1964 her former husband, Vic Damone, abducts their son Perry in New York City. She follows Vic to California and sues him.
January 65 the court gives her custody of Perry for ten months of the year. She takes her boy back to Rome.
1966 sends Perry to Los Angeles to live with his father and Vic’s new wife, actress Judith Rawlins. Perry enrolls at the Brentwood Military Academy.
December 70 returns to California and moves in with Vic, who recently separated from Judith Rawlins. They spend the holidays in Las Vegas, where Vic’s performing.
Summer 1971 is filming Octaman in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. With her salary of $5,000, she buys a car for Perry.
14 September 71 her funeral service is held at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. Vic Damone, her son Perry, Norma Eberhard, Dr. Ramon Spritzler, Liza Minelli, and the families of Kirk Douglas and Louis Jordan attend.