Milestones: Jun. 11, 1965

Born. To Geraldine Page, 40, most often seen as a neurotic, fluttery spinster on stage (The Three Sisters) and screen (Dear Heart), and Rip Torn, 35, her third husband; their second and third children, twin boys; in Manhattan.

Died. Gordon Persons, 63, reform-minded Alabama Governor from 1951 to 1955, who in July 1954 put notorious Phenix City under martial rule after his candidate for attorney general, Albert Patterson, was murdered for pledging to stamp out vice, spent the rest of his term cleaning up the town; of a heart attack; in Montgomery, Ala.


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