People, Jun. 27, 1955

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Burly Cinematenor Mario [The Great Caruso'] Lanza, a devil-may-care sort of swashbuckler with four playful children, found himself in a peck of trouble in California courts. Net of two separate damage suits against him: home-wrecking —in the literal, unromantic sense. His hectic week began when a judge awarded a whopping $40,361.66 to a Beverly Hills couple named Kaiser to undo the swath cut through their $200,000 house in a mere 28 months by former Tenant Lanza and brood. (Lanza's lawyer promptly cried foul, claimed that the default decision was illegal because...

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