It doesn't matter how famous someone is. If they were born (all of us), died (all of us, eventually) or got married then there are records.

To prove our point we took a look at our US Marriage Records to see who we could find, also proving in the process, that no one can hide from a keen-eyed genealogist.

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From Hollywood starlets, to presidents, to civil rights activists, here are a few of our favourites.

Ronald Reagan

Actor turned president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, appears in the records with his second wife, Nancy Davis. They were married on the 4 March 1952 and Nancy was 13 years his junior (not that you'd tell from the fresh-faced couple in the wedding picture below).

Clint Eastwood

American actor/director Clinton Eastwood Jr married his first wife, Maggie Johnson, on 19 December 1953, six months after they met on a blind date. The marriage lasted 31 years.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow courted his wife, Frances, also known as "Fanny", for seven years before she would marry him. The big day was on 13 June 1843.

Two years later, Henry would write his only love poem: "O my beloved, my sweet Hesperus! My morning and my evening star of love!"

Bette Davis

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis married William Grant Sherry on 30 November 1945.

Clark Gable

William Clark Gable and his wife, Maria Langham, were married in Orange, California on the 19 June 1931.

W.E.B. Du Bois

Civil rights activist and co-founder of the NAACP W.E.B. Du Bois was married to Nina Gormer on 12 May 1896.

Ginger Rogers

One half of the famous duo Fred & Ginger, Virginia Katherine McMath married Jack Briggs on 16 January 1943.

Joan Fontaine

British-American actress Joan de Bauvoir de Havilland was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Alfred's Hitchcock's Rebecca, and won it the next year for Hitchcock's Suspicion. She married Collier Young on 12 November 1952.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed to Mamie Doud on Valentine's Day, 1916. They were married on 1 July that year.

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