Milestones, Aug. 1, 1977

Engaged. Glenn Ford, 61, perdurable, softspoken, intense Hollywood leading man, and Actress Cynthia Hayward, 30, his three-year flame. The pear-shaped diamond that the twice-married Ford earlier bestowed upon his bride-to-be was rumored to have cost more than the actor's $400,000 Beverly Hills house. Said Ford at the time: "I gave my lady a ring. A gentleman doesn't discuss how much things cost."

Married. Brenda Vaccaro, 36, throaty-voiced star of Broadway (Cactus Flower), film (Midnight Cowboy's kinky "fur coat lady"; Golden Globe Award for Once Is Not Enough) and television; and William Spenser Bishop,...

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