Milestones, Jul. 5, 1948

Born. To Maria Manton Riva, née Sieber, 23, plump onetime actress daughter of svelte Cinemactress Marlene Dietrich, and second husband William Riva, 28, Manhattan scenic artist: their first child (Marlene's first grandchild), a son; in Manhattan. Name: John Michael. Weight: 8 Ibs. 1 oz.

Married. Barbara Jo Walker, 22, Sunday-school-teaching Miss America (1947); and John Vernon Hummel, 24, medical intern; in Memphis. Some 2,000 guests were invited to the wedding; police held back the uninvited, while firemen's searchlights lit the Methodist Church like a Hollywood première.

Married. John Lujack, 23, Notre Dame's All-America...

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