People, Feb. 3, 1958

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

A few hours after jettisoning his third wife in a Nevada court, money-laden Sportsman Cornelius Vanderbilt ("Sonny") Whitney, 58, took a fourth: Phoenix Socialite Mary Lou Hosford, 32, mother of four and star of a Whitney-produced movie titled The Missouri Traveler. Sonny Whitney wept at the wedding. Earlier he had celebrated his divorce decree by pounding his chest and exulting: "I'm a free man." But as far as the State of New York and wife No. 3, onetime singer and airline receptionist Eleanor Searle...

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