People, Jun. 22, 1959

As she made an undulating exit down a flight of stage steps two years ago, neatly curved (38-23-37) Singer Abbe Lane Cugat, appearing on NBC-TV's Xavier Cugat Show, took a humiliating tumble before her bandleader husband and goggle-eyed televiewers. Last week, claiming that the "defective, unsafe" steps had left her with a creaky knee and other locomotor impairments, Abbe, 27, hit NBC with a $600,000 suit for her injuries and loss of earnings. Cugie, 59, whose show was not renewed by NBC because Regular Lane then tumbled for other offers, joined Abbe in the courtroom conga line, asked NBC for $100,000...

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