Robert Stack and Rosemarie Stack (Couple)

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Robert Stack and Rosemarie Stack
Date Dating March 1954
Date Engaged 8 January 1956
Date Married 23 January 1956
Date Partner Died 14 May 2003
Relationship Type Married
Relationship Status Partner Died
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(23 January 1956 - 14 May 2003) (his death) 2 children

Elizabeth Stack and Charles Stack.

Early 1954 starts dating young actor Robert Stack, whose romance with starlet Claudette Thornton is over

Mid-May 1954 columnist Dick Kleiner reports: “Bob Stack and Rosemary Bowe are becoming just as steady as his brother Jim and Wanda Hendrix. The four just missed each other a few nights ago at the Sportsmen’s Lodge...”

August 1954 there are rumors Stack switched from her to fellow starlet Karen Sharpe; they are seen nightly at the Wild Goose.

Late August 54 columnist Louella Parsons knows: “Rosemary Bowe, who was Bob Stack’s girlfriend for some weeks, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge with Danny Arnold, once Joanne Gilbert’s fiancĂ©...”

December 1954 she and Stack are seen with Dr. Lew Morrill at Ciro’s for the opening of The Sportsmen. Rhonda Fleming recently announced she’ll divorce Morrill in Switzerland.

March 1955 Parsons tells that Hollywood is talking about “the hooch among Bob Stack’s friends that Rosemary Bowe has finally corralled this confirmed bachelor. His long separation from her proved that absence makes the heart grow fonder and he admits that he never had it so bad...”

June 1955 Motion Picture tells that she has a romantic fire burning for Bob Stack

July 1955 Stack and his mother, Betsi, throw an all-star barbecue al fresco. Rosemary's among the guests that include the likes of Virginia Zanuck, Joy Orr, the Bill Hawks, the Henry Kosters, the Sammy Fullers, Gail Russell and Andy McLaglen.

August 1955 columnist Erskine Johnson reveals: “Film cutie Rosemary Bowe is wearing a gold wishbone ring from Bob Stack on the set of The View from Pompey’s Head but declines to say just what it means. All she’d say about her romance with Bob and chances of a marriage was: ‘We’re both too busy with our careers to think of a wedding.’”

October 1955 attends NBC’s welcome party for Leo and Laraine Durocher with Robert Stack

November 1955 she and Stack are reported having “set the date: April 19...”

December 1955 Silver Screen still tells that Bob Stack has "no specific plans“ to marry her

January 1956 is seen at the Captain’s Table with Mortimer Hall. In the meantime, Stack dates Rita Barnett, ex-wife of Charlie Barnett, at the Encore.

8 January 1956 Stack proposes to her. She still lives with her mother in an apartment on Wilshire Boulevard.

23 January 1956 she and Stack take out a marriage license in Santa Monica the minute the court offices open

marries Robert Langford Modini Stack at the Beverly Hills Lutheran Church. He’s 36; she’s 23. The double-ring ceremony is performed by Reverend George K. Attwood. It is the first marriage for both. She is given in marriage by her father. Stack’s brother, James Langford Stack, Jr., is best man, and his wife Wanda Hendrix is matron of honor. Only members of the immediate families are present. Afterwards, they leave by plane for a Honolulu honeymoon.

26 May 1956 in Hollywood, she and Stack announce that they expect a baby

20 January 1957 her daughter, Elizabeth Langford, is born at the St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. She will become a TV actress.

April 1958 Silver Screen reports her “a lovely mother-to-be”

22 May 1958 her son, Charles Robert, is born at the St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica

August 1958 her husband is off to Spain for the filming of John Paul Jones. She and her daughter are pictured relaxing on the beach at Benidorm, Spain.

October 1958 she and Stack move into their new house the night they return from Europe, but the children stay at the home of Stack's mother. "It’s right next door, though. The two houses are on the same piece of property." Rosemary tells columnist Harrison Carroll that everybody in France was amazed at the way Stack spoke the language. "Bob’s mother took him to France when he was one year old and he spent seven years there."

November 1958 she and Stack throw a lavish wedding anniversary party. Among the guests are Mr. and Mrs. Guy Mitchell.

Early December 1958 is pictured with her daughter at the airport in Valencia, Spain, where she’s visiting her husband

18 December 1958 wears a striking short bouffant evening gown at the premiere of Some Came Running

14 January 1959 she and Stack fly to Aspen, Colorado, where he will be king of the winter carnival

March 1959 will have a small part in her husband’s upcoming John Paul Jones

May 1959 she and Bob will fly east for the June 31 premiere of John Paul Jones and a two-week vacation, part to be spent on Cape Cod

c. August 1959 she and her husband attend the Venice Film Festival. There they meet Yvonne De Carlo and her husband, Robert Morgan, and they have great times as a foursome around town.

April 1960 Parsons reports: “


Given Name(s)
Date of Birth

Elizabeth  Female

Charles  Male

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