When did critic and writer C. S. Lewis marry Joy Davidman? October 9, 2011 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Literature C. S. Lewis married Joy Davidman in 1956. She died of cancer in 1960, three years before Lewis’s own death in 1963. Their story is told in Lewis’s A Grief Observed (1961). Related PostsWhy did Robert Browning (1812-89) and Elizabeth Barrett (1806-61) have to marry secretly?Whom did Maud Gonne (1866-1953) marry?Who did Jo March marry in Little Women (1868-69)?How long was novelist and critic Rebecca West (1892-1983) the lover of H. G. Wells?What did one critic call “the most expensive haircut in history”?