Milestones, Oct. 27, 1980

MARRIED. Henry Ford II, 63, retired Ford Motor Co. chairman; and Kathleen DuRoss, 40, ex-model and Detroit disco owner; he for the third time, she for the second; in Carson City, Nev. Earlier this year he divorced his second wife, Cristina Ford, giving her a reported $15 million settlement.

DIED. Richard Carlton Meeker Jr., 24, son of Actress Mary Tyler Moore by her first husband, a Sacramento TV executive; of a self-inflicted shotgun wound; in Los Angeles (see NATION).

DIED. William (Billie) Thomas, 49, former child actor known for his escapades as the mischievous...

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