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Milestones, May 6, 1946

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Married. Frederick Cecil (“Freddie”) Bartholomew, 22, British-born child star of prewar cinema (Little Lord Fauntleroy, Captains Courageous)’, and Maely Daniele, 28, his pressagent; he for the first time, she for the third; in Las Vegas, Nev., three weeks after Freddie had promised his Aunt Myllicent that he would wait two months and then have a glorious Hollywood wedding (TIME, April 15).

Married. Charles John Robert Manners, tenth Duke of Rutland, 26, whom newspaper gossips once nominated for Prince Consort of Britain; and Anne Cumming Bell, 21, Mayfair model daughter of a Yorkshire Army major; both for the first time; in London.

Married. St. Clair McKelway, 41, New Yorker editor turned Hollywood scenarist; and Martha Stephenson Kemp Mature, 27, widow of Bandleader Hal Kemp, ex-wife of Cinemactor Victor Mature; he for the fourth time, she for the third; in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Divorced. By Joan Crawford, 38, cinemactress, recent recipient of an Oscar (for Mildred Pierce): her third husband, Philip Terry, 36, supporting-role cinemactor (Don Birnam’s brother in The Lost Weekend); after nearly four years of marriage, no children; in Los Angeles.

Died. Colonel François de la Rocque, 53, founder and fiihrer of the fascistic Croix de Feu party which periodically harassed French governments of the ’30s; after an operation; in Paris. He inveighed against “rotten parliamentarian-ism,” boldly announced his intention to “seize power,” but opposed the Nazis.

Died. Lionel Atwill, 61, oldtime London and Broadway matinee idol (specialties: Shaw, Ibsen, Pinero) who went to Hollywood (specialty: Grade B horror films) and liked it; of pneumonia; in Hollywood.

Died. Count Hermann Keyserling, 65, German philosopher-critic (The Travel Diary of a Philosopher), founder of the Darmstadt “School of Wisdom”; in Innsbruck, Austria. The Nazis hated the bearded mystic for his anti-nationalism, in 1942 declared him “unworthy to represent the German spirit”; U.S. lecture audiences of the ’20s loved him despite his tart depictions of the U.S. as a humorless, soulless, overly intellectual matriarchate.

Died. Robert Abram (“Captain Bob”) Bartlett, 70, salty, sentimental sea dog who spent nearly half a century moseying around the Arctic for fun and profit; of kidney and heart disease; in Manhattan. In 1909 he commanded the ship that carried Peary within dogsled distance of the North Pole.

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