Milestones, Mar. 12, 1973

Engaged. Jeremy Thorpe, 43, witty leader of Britain's minute Liberal Party (The House of Lords, he once said, is proof of "life after death"); and Marion, Countess of Harewood, 46, shy, studious concert pianist who was divorced six years ago from the Queen's cousin, Lord Harewood. It will be the second marriage for both.

Married. Elaine Stritch, 47, vodka-voiced star of a clutch of Broadway musical comedies (Sail Away, Pal Joey, Company), not to mention more serious plays (Bus Stop) and the TV series My Sister Eileen; and John M. Bay, 45, Dublin-born actor...

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