Milestones, Apr. 30, 1973

Divorced. Dr. Alexander Comfort, 53, British biologist, gerontologist and author (The Power House, Come Out to Play), and lately one of science's most approving analysts of group sex (TIME, Jan. 8); and Ruth Comfort; after 29 years of marriage, one son; in London.

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Died. Istvan Kertesz, 43, music director of the Cologne Opera and one of the half-dozen top jet-traveling conductors; by drowning when swept out to sea while swimming in the Mediterranean near Tel Aviv, where he was guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Born and trained in Hungary, Kertesz conducted his first concert at age 19, soon...

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