Love In Bloom
Leo in Love in the Hollywood Hills. The woman on his right is probably his first wife, silent film actress, Estelle Clark (King Vidor’s The Crowd).
In April 1935, Leo Robin married his first wife, Estelle Clark, whom he and everyone in the family called ‘Clarkie.’ After nine years, they divorced on October 17, 1944.
The Young Robin Family at Home. Leo is tenderly holding his new son, Marshall, with his wife, Fran, by their side. Their pet cocker spaniel strikes a pose, too!
The Robin Family At Home. Leo, his wife and their child Marshall strike a playful pose
The Robin Family is Happy to be Together after European Tour
A proud and joyful Leo with his boy, Marshall
Leo Robin at the Hollywood Palladium on July 29, 1955 with family and friends and the Palladium bandleader performing that evening, who came over to the table and joined the group. Standing from left to right: 1st-friend, 2nd-Fran Robin (Leo’s wife), 3rd-Leo, 4th-Harry Warren’s son-in-law, 5th-Gus Bivona (Leo’s brother-in-law and first clarinetist as well as the bandleader of the MGM Orchestra; he became television host Steve Allen’s sidekick). Seated from left to right: 1st-Lou Singer (Leo’s brother-in-law and a songwriter who wrote the famous depression anthem, “One Meatball"), 2nd-Harry Warren’s daughter, 3rd-Leo’s sister, 4th-Harry Warren’s wife, 5th-Ralph Martiri (bandleader, seated at the end of the table), 6th-friend, 7th-Leo’s youngest sister and 8th-Leo's niece.
After being together for more than 25 years, Leo Robin married Cherie Redmond, his longtime accountant and personal assistant. She had previously worked for the renowned Hecht Hill Lancaster Production Company and later was personal secretary to Marilyn Monroe. Leo and Cherie are pictured here in her daughter’s garden, where they were married on August 26, 1979. Cherie once said, “I knew I had to marry the man who wrote such wonderful love songs.” At their wedding, Leo sang to her “If I Should Lose You.”
Order: Final image Caption: Lyricist Leo Robin, who penned "Love in Bloom," tending to his garden