People: Jul. 25, 1983

Most folks in their right mind wouldn't dream of taking a dip in New York City's fermenting East River, unless they were first shoehorned into a pair of cement loafers by a tall guy named Vito. But in a fearless act of her own volition, Julie Ridge, 26, did the unthinkable last week and plunged into the river's murky depths. Some 21 hours and 56 miles later, she was plucked out of the water, the first person ever to swim around Manhattan Island twice. An out-of-work Broadway actress who appeared in Oh! Calcutta! a...

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