Hollywood's Romance with the Kennedys

From Taylor and Brooke to Marilyn and Gloria, see who's been courted by the political family

  • GLORIA & JOE photo | Gloria Swanson, Joseph Kennedy

Credit: Margaret Bourke-White/Time & Life Pictures/Getty; Everett

Updated: Thursday Aug 02, 2012 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Michael Y. Park


The Kennedy-Hollywood romance began with patriarch Joseph Kennedy Jr., a successful East Coast businessman whose involvement in the movie business included a public three-year affair with one of Hollywood's biggest stars of the 1920s – Gloria Swanson, whose life he essentially took over, as her lover, business manager and studio boss.