Milestones, Oct. 1, 1956

Married. Sharon Kay Ritchie, 19, prim, proper (no cheesecake) Miss America of 1956; and chubby-cheeked Don Ross Cherry, 32, amateur golfer (U.S. Walker Cup Team, 1953, 1955; Canadian Amateur champion, 1953) and nightclub crooner; in Denver.

Married. Dick Contino, 26, curly-haired accordion athlete who squeezed much fame, less fortune out of Horace Heidt's Youth Opportunity radio show (1947-49), eventually left Heidt after a contract squabble; and Leigh Snowden, 25, blonde cinema starlet (The Creature Walks Among Us); in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Married. Lita Grey Chaplin, 48, onetime 16-year-old leading lady (The Gold Rush) for Charles Chaplin, who became his 16-year-old shotgun bride (1924),...

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