Back to the 20th century. Jazz clarinetist ARTIE SHAW was known for forming and dismantling great bands and marriages. His first marriage, to Jane Carns, came when Shaw was 19, and was quickly annulled. Later he married two of Hollywood's greatest beauties, Ava Gardner (two years after her marriage to Mickey Rooney ended) and Lana Turner. His other marriages were to nurse Margaret Allen, actresses Evelyn Keyes and Doris Dowling, Betty Kern (daughter of Broadway composer Jerome Kern), and author Kathleen Winsor.
(Photo: Artie Shaw with Ann Rutherford (right) and future wife Lana Turner on the set of the 1939 film Dancing Co-Ed. Shaw and Turner were married in February of 1940 and divorced in September of the same year. Credit: MGM Studios.)