Milestones, Oct. 31, 1977

MARRIED. Peter Boyle, 42, actor who played the monster in Young Frankenstein and Joe in Joe; and Loraine Alterman, 35, freelance rock journalist; he for the first time, she for the second; at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan.

DIED. Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, raucous rock group that called its music "Southern raunchy roll"; when their chartered airplane crashed in a swamp near McComb, Miss. Among the six people killed were Lead Singer Ronnie Van Zant, Guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister Cassie, a vocalist with the group. All three were 28. Their...

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