People, Mar. 3, 1980

For weeks tout Detroit had been salivating over what figured to be a Motown massacre, a bitter, high-stakes divorce hearing pitting Auto Mogul Henry Ford II, 62, against estranged Second Wife Maria Cristina Vettore Ford, 49. How much of Ford's wealth could the Italian beauty he had fallen for during a 1960 dinner at Maxim's in Paris claim after ten years of marriage and five more of separation? What barbs might the tempestuous two hurl at each other? Would Ex-Model Kathleen DuRoss, 40, current good friend of Henry's, be summoned to testify? Alas, the...

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