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Classic On-Screen Couples Everyone Loves

Updated on November 20, 2014

They gave of the life that we wanted so we could escape from our own. All the problems were settled with a a song and dance or over a meatloaf dinner.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers | Source

The Dancing Duo: Fred Astaire And Ginger Rogers

Let's start with a classic couple known by almost everyone who loves old films. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Lighting up the screen with their smiles and chrisma these two happy toe tapping, light footed dancers brought a feeling to the screen that only they could. With their sharp and funny banter, lighthearted musical numbers, and a sense of love that only they could capture, Fred and Ginger danced their way into the hearts of all their viewers.

Fact: Together Fred and Ginger starred in a total of 10 movies.

Swing Time
Flying Down To Rio
Shall We Dance
Top Hat
Follow The Fleet
The Gay Divorce
The Barkleys Of Broadway
The Story Of Vernon and Irene Castle

Fred and Ginger in the 1935 movie Roberta

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The Comedic Duo: Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Although they had many problems Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, know to many as Lucy and Ricky, made many laugh with their wit and charm and the sometimes hilarious situations they brought to the screen. Whether it was a simple or dramatic situation they resolved it together and showed a love for each other that made their views happy.

Fun Fact: Lucy's full character name was Lucille Esmeralda McGillicuddy Ricardo.
Ricky's full character name was Enrique Alberto Fernando y de Acha Ricardo the third.

They were a married couple on and off camera. Their marriage lasted for 20 years.

Ricky: "Hey, Lucy, did you hear about the fire at the shoe factory?"

Lucy: "I'll bet some heel started it".

Ricky: "You're supposed to say, 'What happened?'"

Lucy: "What's that?"

Ricky: "What happened?"

Lucy: "200 soles were lost."

Lucy Changes Her Mind..

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The Classic Couple: Ozzie and Harriet Nelson

Setting the stage for future families Ozzie and Harriet Nelson took simple everyday problems that their viewers could relate to and gave them a twist of comedy. Taking a more realistic approach on things, they connected with their fans and brought a more personal touch into the homes of the people who loved them.

Fact: The Adventures of Ozzie And Harriet television show ran for 14 years.

Also a off camera couple, Ozzie and Harriet were married for 40 years and had two children.

Ozzie: "That sounds kind of serious to me"

Harriet: "Oh, I don't think so. Afterall, he went over there for dinner last night, and evidentally had a pretty good meal, but he came home and made himself a double-decker sandwich. Nobody in love has an appetite like that."

Ozzie: "That's true. They say the best indication of a man' being in love is loss of appetite. Oh, by the way, is lunch almost ready? I'm starved."

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Grandma and Grandpa Walton
Grandma and Grandpa Walton | Source

The Feisty Woman and Her "Old fool": Zebulon and Esther Walton

Also known as "Grandpa and Grandma Walton" Ellen Corby and Will Geer portrayed Zeb and Esther Walton of one of Americas most watched shows. Possibly one of the most beloved couples in time, his charm and her biting wit mixed with the wisdom of their years, brought a love to the screen that would leave people talking for years to come.

Zeb: "Esther you know that shoe Miss Emily lost? I found it today, and she offered me a reward".

Esther: "What did she offer?"

Zeb: "A kiss, or some of the Recipe."

Esther: "And which one did you choose?"

Zeb: "Both!"

Esther: "You old fool!"

Zeb and Esther Sharing a Moment and Remembering Their Lives Together

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      Bakerosity 3 years ago

      Thank you! I think I personally favor Fred and Ginger more than the others, but they all had nice qualities.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      You have put together a wonderful group of couples, I enjoyed reading all your facts about each one. I have to say my all time favorite is Lucy :)