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Milestones: May 3, 1963

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Married. Brenda Lee (real name: Brenda Mae Tarpley), 18, tot-sized teen singer whose belting, bluesy voice makes her sound twice her age; and Charles Ronald Shacklett, 18, son of a Nashville city councilman; in Nashville.

Married. Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel, 26, twelfth in the line of succession to the British throne; and Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, 34, commoner second son of the twelfth Earl of Airlie; in Westminster Abbey, London (see THE WORLD).

Married. Johnny Weissmuller, 57, Hollywood’s first talkie Tarzan; and Maria Brock, 42, thrice previously wed actress who becomes his fifth Jane; in Las Vegas.

Died. Sir Dennis Holme Robertson, 72, Cambridge professor of political economy from 1944 to 1957 and one of Britain’s most respected academic economists, who, working with John Maynard Keynes in 1926, wrote Banking Policy and the Price Level, which initiated Keynesian economics by examining the function and effect of savings in a capitalist economy, later broke with Keynes, believing him guilty of exaggerations and misrepresentations; of a heart attack; in Cambridge.

Died. Izhak Ben-Zvi, 78, second President of Israel, an ascetic, self-effacing Russian Jew who settled in Palestine in 1907 and helped form Has homer (The Guard), tiny predecessor of the pre-independence Zionist armies, was banished by Turkish authorities in 1915 with David Ben-Gurion, but returned in 1918 as a private in the invading British army’s Jewish legion to continue his agitation for a Jewish state, and in 1952 accepted the largely ceremonial office of President, following Chaim Weizmann’s death; of cancer; in Jerusalem.

Died. The Rev. Robert Russell Wicks, 80, minister to the soul and mind of countless students as Princeton University’s Dean of the Chapel from 1928 to 1947, an outspoken preacher-teacher who was known to one and all as “Pop” and was tirelessly devoted to his chosen duty, beginning at 65 a series of “retirements,” first from Princeton, then from Hamilton College, Lawrenceville School, and finally in 1961 from Phillips Exeter Academy; of a stroke; in Exeter, N.H.

Died. Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter, 86, translator into English of Thomas Mann’s works, a sprightly Pennsylvanian who wrote poetry and plays (most notably Abdication, a genteel spoof of Edward VIII) but devoted her serious labors to the German literary giant, beginning in 1924 with Buddenbrooks and thereafter translating most of Mann’s books, including the monumental, 2,071-page Joseph and His Brothers; after a long illness; in Princeton, N.J.

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