People: Outrageous Fortune

A sheriff's sale of her effects in Manhattan, including $230 for a desk and $1.30 apiece for 13 used sheets, brought a total of $3,400 to the creditors of wispy Viennese Actress Elisabeth Bergner, 50, currently touring Australia.

Britain's Secretary of State for Scotland, Hector McNeil, 40, choked on a breakfast fishbone, had to be rushed to Westminster Hospital to have it removed.

In Blackwell, Okla., trying to purr her way out of a $10 fine for an 80-miles-an-hour speeding ticket, hot-tempered Katharine (As You Like It) Hepburn backed into a courthouse stove, singed her mink coat. When the judge tried to soothe...

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