Milestones, Aug. 21, 1972

Married. Arabella Churchill, 22, granddaughter of Sir Winston, and occasional charity fund raiser; and James Barton, 23, Scottish schoolteacher; both for the first time; in London. -

Married. John Huston, 66, grizzled director of movie classics (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, The Treasure of Sierra Madre); and Celeste Shane, 31, his close and longtime friend; he for the fourth time, she for the second; in Los Angeles. -

Died. Eddie Machen, 40, ranking heavyweight contender during the 1950s and '60s; of injuries suffered when he fell or jumped from his apartment window; in San Francisco....

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