Milestones, May 26, 1975

Divorced. Phyllis Diller, 58, rubber-faced doyenne of domestic comedy; from her husband of ten years, Actor-Singer Warde Donovan, 59; in Los Angeles. Ms. Diller's courthouse exit line: "We have a great settlement. I got the house and I gave him the gate." - ∙ Died. Marguerite Perey, 65, pioneering research chemist; of cancer; in Paris. At 20, Perey began working as a laboratory assistant to Marie Curie at the French Radium Institute. In 1939 she isolated francium, the 87th element in the periodic table. Cancer, probably caused by her work with radioactive elements, had...

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