Milestones, Dec. 6, 1954

Married. Vic Damone (real name: Vito Farinola), 25, Brooklyn-born crooner; and Pier Angeli (real name: Anna Marie Pier-angeli), 22, elfin-faced, Italian-born cinemactress; in St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church, in Hollywood.

Divorced. By Ella Logan, 41, Scottish-born Broadway songstress (Finian's Rainbow), great friend of ex-New York City Mayor William O'Dwyer: Fred Finkel-hoffe, 44, Hollywood and Broadway producer-writer; after twelve years of marriage, no children; in Santa Monica, Calif.

Died. Enrico Fermi, 53, world-famed Italian-born nuclear physicist who supervised the building of the first successful nuclear reactor; of cancer; in Chicago (see SCIENCE).

Died. William...

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