Milestones, Dec. 29, 1975

Divorced. Rex Harrison, 67, paradigmatic English sophisticate of stage and screen; and his fifth wife, Elizabeth Harris, 39, daughter of Liberal peer Lord Ogmore; in an uncontested proceeding; in London. Harris recently told reporters that "Rex is the only man in the world who would disdainfully send back the wine in his own home."

Died. Maurice Edelman, 64, cosmopolitan British author and Labor M.P. who represented Coventry for over a quarter-century, while writing a succession of well-received political novels and plays (A Call on Kuprin, The Prime Minister's Daughter).

Died. General Earle G. Wheeler, 67, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from...

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