Milestones May 17, 1999

MISTRIAL DECLARED. In Ken Starr's case against JULIE HIATT STEELE, 52, ex-friend of alleged Clinton gropee Kathleen Willey; after a jury deadlocked; in Alexandria, Va. Steele, who contradicted Willey, was accused of testifying falsely.

DIED. DIRK BOGARDE, 78, British actor who transcended matinee-idol looks with darkly serious roles; in London. He starred in A Tale of Two Cities (1958) and Hollywood films but will be best remembered for Victim (1961), a tale of homosexual blackmail, and his acclaimed performance in the film version of Death in Venice (1971).

DIED. TIBOR KALMAN, 49, Budapest-born guru of progressive graphic design; of non-Hodgkins lymphoma;...

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