People: Family Circles

Charles Spencer Chaplin, 56, was adjudged (by 11-to-1 vote of a California jury) the legal father of auburn-haired Joan Berry's 18-months-old daughter, Carol Ann. One juror's reason: "Mr. Chaplin overacted on the witness stand when he turned toward us and tried to charm us." This windup of the two-year court battle satisfied nobody. The comedian remained unconvinced, and blood specialists back him up. His ex-protégée considered the $75 a week awarded her for Carol Ann's support "ridiculous"; she had asked for $1,500 a month. Her lawyer, awarded $5,000 instead of a requested $50,000, exploded: "That little baby can't even live on...

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