Power Couples of the 60s
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re honoring some of our favorite power couples that came out of one of most iconic decades in history, the 60’s. It doesn’t get more romantic than this.
JFK and Jackie: Jackie was a writer and photographer for the Washington Times-Herald when she met a young war hero turned congressman, John F. Kennedy. Completely smitten, Kennedy soon proposed to Jackie at one of their favorite eateries, Martin’s Tavern. Although the proposal was by no means a spectacle, the couple themselves soon took center stage in the eyes of the public. When JFK became the youngest man ever elected to the office of President of the United States, Jackie O and JFK took their place in history as an iconic power couple of the decade.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: If Jackie and JFK stole the eyes of the public, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward stole their hearts. They met while both working on the Broadway production of Picnic, and their endless laughter characterized their relationship both at home and in movies they occasionally starred in together. In Joanne’s own words, “Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.”
June Carter and Johnny Cash: June Carter and Johnny Cash were yet another iconic couple of the 60’s who often sang on stage together, even winning a Grammy for their duet “Jackson”. Calling on their joint passion for music, Johnny proposed on stage during a live performance with June at the London Ice House in Ontario, Canada. They went on to share a life filled with love, laughter, and most importantly, music.