The issue of race was no less significant in Hollywood during the 20th Century than anywhere else in America. Despite the enormous social pressures against such unions, cupid's arrow still managed to strike up a few sparks of exogamous romance among the film community. Interracial marriage was, by the way, illegal in 31 states until, in 1967, the Supreme Court ruled such laws unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia.
|Actress Helen Lee Worthing & husband Dr. Eugene C. Nelson, 1929|
|Sammy Davis Jr. and May Britt, 1960|
|Pearl Bailey with husband Louis Bellson Jr, 1952|
|Marlon Brando and Tarita Teriipia, ca 1963|
|Joanna Shimkus and Sidney Poitier, 1974|