Milestones: Oct. 1, 1965

Divorced. Alan Jay Lerner, 47, Broadway lyricist (Camelot, the upcoming On a Clear Day You Can See Forever); by Micheline Lerner, 37, his fourth wife; on grounds of mental cruelty; after nearly eight years of marriage, one child; in Las Vegas. Settlement: a reported $1 million.

Divorced. By Joan Bennett, 55, movie siren of the 1930s (Careless Lady): Walter Wanger, 71, veteran film producer (Joan of Arc, Cleopatra), who in 1952 served 15 weeks in jail for jealously shooting her agent, Jennings Lang, in the groin; on grounds of incompatibility; after 25 years of...

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