Milestones, Dec. 23, 1974

Divorced. Alan Jay Lerner, 56, Broadway lyricist-laureate (My Fair Lady, Camelot); By Karen Gundersen Lerner, 39, former Newsweek reporter who met him during a 1965 interview; after eight years of marriage, two years of separation, no children; in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Gundersen was Lerner's fifth wife.

Died. Nickolai G. Kuznetsov, 72, commander of the Soviet navy in World War II. Kuznetsov's advocacy of an aggressive "oceanic" strategy for the Soviet sea arm appealed to Stalin. He quickly rose through the ranks as senior officers were liquidated in the 1937- 38 purges, and became Navy Commissar in 1939 at the...

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