People, Aug. 11, 1975

He is now directing a play in London called Otherwise Engaged, and that, said Actress Vivien Merchant, is just what her husband, Playwright Harold Pinter, 44, has been for the past several months. Last week Merchant, 46, announced that she was divorcing the author of The Homecoming and The Caretaker after 19 years of marriage. The reason: his alleged love affair with Lady Antonia Fraser, 42, bestselling historian (Mary Queen of Scots) and willful social lioness of London. "It seems he is possessed by Lady Antonia," said Merchant. "She has cast a spell...

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