YUGOSLAVIA: Music Lovers

Rumors about wife No. 4

Was it the marriage of the year or a crude political hoax? Belgrade was buzzing with rumors last week after stories appeared in the Western press reporting that Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, 86, had married Gertrude Minutic, an opera singer 51 years his junior. According to the unconfirmed reports, which surfaced while Tito was on a "mission of peace to the Middle East," he had taken his fourth bride after divorcing his estranged wife Jovanka, 54. A Yugoslav government spokesman angrily dismissed the stories as a "dirty trick" perpetrated by Tito's political opponents abroad.


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