Milestones, Jul. 29, 1957

Divorced. By Ann Todd, 47, blonde British cinemactress (The Seventh Veil, The Paradine Case, Madeleine): David Lean, 49, talented British cinema director (Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Summertime) after eight years of marriage, two of separation, no children; in London.

Died. Curzio Malaparte (real name: Kurt Suckert), 59, Italian writer (Kaputt, The Skin), polemical journalist and unorthodox cinema writer-director-producer (Forbidden Christ, called in the U.S. Strange Deception); of lung cancer; in Rome. Born in Tuscany of a German father, Italian mother, Malaparte was called Fascism's "strongest pen" during the '203, turned hostile to the regime and was interned (1933-38), most recently accepted Italian...

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