People, Jun. 17, 1974

The constrained, frequently frustrating lives of politicians' wives were emphasized last week by Joan Kennedy's latest ordeal. As heiress to the pressures and drama of being wife to the Kennedy dynasty's surviving star, Joan has openly acknowledged her feelings of inadequacy. A friend explained: "She is just not tough enough." Joan's troubles climaxed when Teddy Jr. fell ill last fall with bone cancer. At one point, she collapsed under the strain, and Senator Edward Kennedy was left to cope. After an exhausting trip to the U.S.S.R. this spring with Ted, Joan on her...

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