Milestones: Feb. 15, 1982

ENGAGED. Nelle Nugent, 42, a top Broadway producer (Amadeus, Nicholas Nickleby, The Dresser); and Jolyon Fox Stern, 42, insurance company magnate; in New York City. The couple, who met 2½ years ago when he sold her a policy, plan to be married in April.

DIED. Sam ("Lightnin") Hopkins, 69, black country-blues singer and guitarist whose funky, improvisational style was a major influence on rock musicians in the 1960s and 1970s; of cancer; in Houston. A contemporary and peer of such blues artists as Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Hopkins' high-pitched voice sang sardonically about...

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