Milestones, Apr. 25, 1949

Married. Helen ("Helenita") Kleberg, 21, blonde daughter of Robert Justus Kleberg Jr., boss of Texas' huge, fabulous King Ranch (976,000 acres, 390 oil wells, 3,000 horses, including Derby Winner Assault); and Dr. John Deaver Alexander, 25, staff physician at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital; in Kingsville, Tex.

Married. Lisa Kirk, 23, singing show-stopper (Always True to You in My Fashion) of Cole Porter's smash Broadway musicomedy hit, Kiss Me, Kate; and Hollywood Tunesmith Robert (It Is Better to Be by Yourself) Wells, 26; he for the second time; in Manhattan.

Died. Wallace Fitzgerald Beery, 63, lumbering...

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