Milestones, Jan. 28, 1980

MARRIED. Steve McQueen, 49, tough-guy actor; and Barbara Minty, 26, a model; he for the third time; in Santa Paula, Calif.

DIED. Robert Ardrey, 71, dramatist and self-trained anthropologist whose works on man's origins and behavior, among them African Genesis (1961) and The Territorial Imperative (1966) promoted popular interest in the once-obscure field that he made his specialty; of lung cancer; in Kalk Bay, South Africa, where he had lived since 1978. Many of the plays (Thunder Rock, Shadow of Heroes) and movie scripts (Madame Bovary, Khartoum) that the Chicago-born Ardrey wrote, beginning in the 1930s, showed the fascination with man's roots...

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