Carole's Lovers

Carole was a hopeless romantic who spent her entire life searching for true love. She married four husbands and dated some of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors. Here are some of the men she loved ....

Carole Landis Gene MarkeyCarole Landis Gene Markey
Carole was engaged to screenwriter and producer Gene Markey in 1942. He was twenty-three years older than her and had been married to Hedy Lamar. She started dating him in 1941 but she continued to see other men. Carole said "Gene Markey gives me books of plays to read, books about the theater; he talks to me about the theater and gives me the feeling we are talking about it". Gene gave Carole her beloved Great Dane Donner. Their relationship got serious in the Spring of 1942 and they were engaged for a short time. When the press announced they were getting married in Washington Carole told them "I'm going to Washington for a visit, that's all. Mr. Markey is there and of course I will see him, but there are no immediate plans to announce." Soon after they parted as friends.

Carole Landis Gene Markey

Carole Landis Dave GouldCarole Landis Dave Gould
Carole dated dance director Dave Gould in the Spring of 1937. They met when she appeared in A Day At The Races.

Carole Landis Hal Roach Jr.
Carole and director Hal Roach Jr. (son of producer Hal Roach) went out a few times during the filming of One Million B.C. in the Fall of 1939. She left him for his friend Pat DicCicco.

Carole Landis Pat DiCicco
Carole started dating producer Pat DiCicco (right with Gloria Vanderbilt) in December of 1939. She broke up with him two months later when he became violent.

Carole Landis Cedric GibbonsCarole Landis Cedric Gibbons
Carole and art director Cedric Gibbons started dating in October of 1940. She left him for Franchot Tone a month later but they stayed friends.

Carole Landis Franchot ToneCarole Landis Franchot Tone
Carole began a serious relationship with Franchot Tone in November of 1940. She fell madly in love with him and wanted to get married. Although Franchot broke her heart when he ended the relationship in early 1941 they remained close friends.

Carole Landis Charlie Chaplin
Carole and movie legend Charlie Chaplin started dating in March of 1941. He gave her a 150-carat topaz bracelet in April  but they broke up soon after. In 1947 she attended the premiere of Chaplin's film Monsieur Verdoux in England.

Carole Landis George MontgomeryCarole Landis George Montgomery
Carole met actor George Montgomery in July of 1941 when they made the musical Cadet Girl. They dated each other for a few months.

Carole Landis Tony MartinCarole Landis Tony Martin
Carole and actor Tony Martin dated for several weeks in the Fall of 1941. In September they attended the premiere of A Yank In The RAF together.

Carole Landis Matty Fox
Carole went out on a few dates with Matty Fox, Vice-President of Universal Studios, in late 1941. They were seen dancing at the Mocambo in October.

Carole Landis Greg BautzerCarole Landis Greg Bautzer
Carole and her attorney Greg Bautzer went out together several times in 1942. He had represented her in her divorces from Irving Wheeler and Willis Hunt.

Carole Landis Greg Bautzer Woolworth Donahue
Carole dated millionaire Woolworth Donahue for a couple of months in late 1944

Carole Landis George Jessel Roddy McDowellCarole Landis George Jessel
Carole had an an on-again off-again affair with entertainer George Jessel that lasted for years