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Milestones, Apr. 11, 1955

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Born. To Phumiphon (“Strength of Earth”) Adundet, 28, Massachusetts-born King of Thailand and Queen Sirikit (“Famed for Beauty”), 23: their third child, second daughter; in Bangkok.

Born. To Eva Marie Saint, 30, TV and screen actress, who won an Oscar as 1954’s best supporting actress for her first film role in On the Waterfront (see CINEMA), and Jeffrey Hayden, 29, TV director: their first child, a son; in Manhattan. Name: Darrell. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz.

Born. To Peter Lawford, 31, London-born cinema and TV actor (It Should Happen to You, Dear Phoebe), and Patricia Kennedy, 30, daughter of onetime U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s Joseph P. Kennedy and younger sister of John F. Kennedy, junior Democratic Senator from Massachusetts: their first child, a son; in Santa Monica, Calif. Name: Christopher. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz.

Born. To Judy (A Star Is Born) Garland, 32, high strungsinging and dancing star of stage and screen, and Michael Sidney Luft, 38, her business agent: their second child, first son (Judy also has a daughter by her second husband, Director Vincente Minnelli); in Hollywood. Name: Joseph Wiley. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz.

Married. Olivia de Havilland, 38, two-time Oscar-winning cinemactress (To Each His Own, The Heiress); and Pierre Galante, 45, writer for the French picture magazine Paris-Match; she for the second time (her first: Marcus Aurelius Goodrich, one-shot author of the novel Delilah), he for the first; in Ivoy-le-Marron, France.

Divorced. Sam Spiegel, 51. Hollywood producer (African Queen, On the Waterfront); by Lynne Baggett, 28, sometime Hollywood bit actress: the day after his Waterfront won eight Oscars (see CINEMA), and two months after her release from a 50-day prison term in the hit-and-run death of a nine-year-old boy; after nearly four years of marriage, no children; in Santa Monica, Calif.

Died. Kamilla Koffler, 44, Austrian-born wildlife photographer, known professionally as “Ylla”; of injuries received in a jeep accident while photographing a bullock-cart race; in Bharatpur, India.

Died. Joseph Pulitzer, 70, editor and publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; of a ruptured abdominal blood vessel; in St. Louis (see PRESS).

Died. Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick, 74, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune; after long illness; at “Cantigny,” his farm home near Wheaton, Ill. (see PRESS).

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