July 12, 1971: Elliot Gould & Barbra Streisand’s Quickie Divorce

40 years ago Time Magazine reported on the quickie divorce of Elliot Gould and Barbara Streisand in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on July 9th, 1971. Gould, aged 32 at the time, was dating (a pregnant) Jenny Bogart, age 19.

Gould and Bogart (and presumed law team) in '71.

Time Quote:

“In the Dominican Republic to file for a quickie divorce from Barbra Streisand, Actor Elliott Gould, 32, walked hand in hand from the courtroom with pregnant Jenny Bogart, 19. Gould announced that he was the father of her baby, due to be born ‘around Christmas.’ Furthermore, Jenny announced defiantly, she and Elliott will continue to live together out of wedlock because ‘we don’t believe in marriage.’ “

Note: Gould and Bogart were, in fact, married twice. In 1973 and again in 1978.

Gould appeared in Ingmar Bergman’s film The Touch and Alan Arkin’s Little Murders in 1971. Streisand released the albums Stoney End and Barbra Joan Streisand in 1971.

Elliot Gould Wiki, Barbra Streisand Wiki, Time article

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