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Ruth Evelyn Martin's relationship with Leslie Howard ended when Leslie Howard died on June 1, 1943. They had been married for 27.2 years. Ruth Evelyn Martin is currently available.

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Ruth Evelyn Martin

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Wife and Widow of Leslie Howard

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Leslie Howard

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: Ashley Wilkes of Gone with the Wind

Age: 50 (4/3/1893 - 6/1/1943)

 

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Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 3/1916 27.2 years
Deceased 6/1/1943 --
 Total27.2 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Ronald Howard4/7/191878 yrs.*MaleBiological
Leslie Ruth Dale-Harris192492 yrs.FemaleBiological

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Affairs

NameCheaterDateDetails
Violette - Last Name UnknownLeslie Howard -View

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Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia

Where and/or how did Ruth Evelyn Martin and Leslie Howard meet?

According to the biography written by daughter Leslie Ruth, they met casually while Leslie was in training with the British Calvary. They were each part of groups in a tea shop, Leslie with some other young soldiers and Ruth with some others engaged in doing war work. He had joined the army when WW I was declared.

Why did Ruth Evelyn Martin and Leslie Howard break up?

They didn't. They stayed married despite Leslie's chronic philandering and a serious year that lasted for the last five years of his life. He would spend the weekend with wife and family and the week with his mistress Violette who was also his secretary. Apparently both Ruth and Violette adjusted to this living situation. Violette died in the fall of 1942, Leslie was devastated and it was Ruth who comforted him.

Other Relationship Information about Ruth Evelyn Martin and Leslie Howard:

According to biographies written by his children, Leslie referred to Ruth as his indispensable. She kept him organized and managed the everyday aspects of life. While Leslie sometimes dallied with glamor girls and despite the many affairs, home and family where central to Leslie.

Leslie was engaged to someone named Buzz at the time they met, but married Ruth after a three week courtship.

They stayed married despite Leslie's chronic philandering which lasted for the last five years of his life. He would spend the weekend with wife and family and the week with his mistress Violette who was also his secretary. Both Ruth and Violette adjusted to this living situation. Violette died in the fall of 1942. Leslie was devastated and it was Ruth who comforted him.

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Classic Quotes by Ruth Evelyn Martin and Leslie Howard about their relationship:

"Leslie can do anything with women and horses." Ruth Evelyn Martin 1934

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