Milestones, Apr. 21, 1958

Married. Robert Motherwell, 43, and Helen Frankenthaler, 29, both abstract expressionist painters; he for the third time, she for the first; in Manhattan. The phrase Je t'aime was featured in the titles of several of the groom's most recently exhibited canvases; e.g., in last year's Whitney annual his entry was called (in translation): I Love You, No. 11-A.

Divorced. By Esther Williams, 35, cinemermaid: Ben Gage, 42, manufacturer, onetime radio actor-announcer; after twelve years of marriage, three children; in Santa Monica, Calif. Alimony awarded to Esther: $12 a year.

Died. Major James H....

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