People: Nov. 15, 1963

The story was that she had a throat abscess, but rumors persisted that her "throat" had been treated in a maternity ward. Finally Sophia Loren, 29, told Italy's leading weekly, Oggi, that she had indeed recently miscarried after two months of pregnancy. Because of Roman Catholic Italy's refusal to recognize her marriage to twice-wed Carlo Ponti, Sophia had always before thought it best not to have children. But now her mind was made up. "Nothing is more important to a woman than a child. I have always dreamed of a daughter for Carlo and...

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