Milestones, Sep. 5, 1955

Born. To Pier Angeli (real name: Anna Marie Pierangeli), 23, piquant Italian-born cinemactress, and Vic Damone (real name: Vito Farinola), Brooklyn-born crooner and cinemactor, 27: their first child, a son; in Hollywood. Name: Perry Rocco Luigi. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz.

Married. Bela Lugosi, 72, Hungarian-born cinema spook (Dracula); and Hope Lininger, 39, movie studio cutting clerk, after she wrote him daily letters during his recent hospital confinement for drug addiction; he for the fifth time, she for the first; in Hollywood.

Divorced. By Sterling Hayden, 39, merchant mariner turned cinemactor (The Eternal Sea):...

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