Milestones, Sep. 17, 1979

DIED. Jean Seberg, 40, American movie actress; in Paris. Police found her body and an empty bottle of barbiturates in her car after she had been missing for nine days. As a 17-year-old Iowa State freshman, Seberg won the title role in Saint Joan after a much-ballyhooed Otto Preminger search, but was so amateurish that her name became a synonym for miscasting. Moving to Paris in 1958 with the first of four husbands, she starred in New Wave films (Breathless), in her last years had been undergoing psychiatric treatment.

DIED. Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo,...

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