People: People, Jan. 19, 1948

Deanna Durbin, 25, flouted Hollywood tradition by announcing the breakup of her marriage in a barely audible voice. (The marriage, to 45-year-old Scenarist Felix Jackson, was her second.) Deanna had her attorney murmur simply: "There is no difficulty ... of any particular public interest. Each of them declines to discuss the matter. . . ."

The Johnny Weissmuller story was more in the classic mold. The mother of Allene Gates, a 22-year-old California golfer, announced that Johnny and her daughter were going to be married, just as soon as Johnny and his third wife got their impending divorce.

Actress Buff Cobb, 21, granddaughter...

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