Milestones Jan. 12, 1998

MARRIED. HELEN MIRREN, 51, a very modern Miss Marple, whose detective work on Prime Suspect won her an Emmy, and TAYLOR HACKFORD, 53, her longtime companion and director of Dolores Claiborne; near Inverness, Scotland.

RETIRED. MARV LEVY, 72, courtly N.F.L. coach of the Buffalo Bills; after a 12-year run that included four infamous Super Bowl losses; in Orchard Park, N.Y.

DIED. DAWN STEEL, 51, brash, market-savvy studio chief; of a brain tumor; in Los Angeles. In her merchandising days at Penthouse, Steel learned to recognize a hot product, whether it was a phallic amaryllis plant, Gucci-labeled toilet paper (her own invention)...

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