newlyweds

By the time she had known him for three years, Benita Hume had become convinced that her constant companion did not appear to be interested in marriage.  She left California on a New York-bound train.
She made it as far as Albuquerque, New Mexico where she received a telegram:
"Come home and let's get married." No signature was needed.

The two were married at a ranch in San Ysidro, California in September 1938 - the new Mrs. Colman would later remark, "Imagine! I not only have that beautiful man, but that voice!"
Theirs was a happy marriage, lasting for 20 years.

World War II found Colman tirelessly involved in British War Relief, radio appearances, and cross-country bond tours.

with Greer Garson

 



 

In 1942, following a pair of rather inconsequential comedies, Colman made two of his very best films - Talk of the Town, in which he took third billing (but certainly not third place) to those reigning stars of comedy, Cary Grant and Jean Arthur; and Random Harvest, the granddaddy of all romantic tearjerkers, co-starring the luminous Greer Garson.
If America had a royal couple, they should look like Colman and Garson.

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