Milestones: Feb. 3, 1961

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Marriage Revealed. Hazel Scott, 40, Negro jazz pianist; and Ezio Bedin, 25, Swiss-born comedian; she for the second time, he for the first; in New York City on Jan. 19, eight weeks after she divorced Democratic Representative Adam Clayton Powell and six weeks after Powell married his pert Puerto Rican secretary.

Divorced. Arthur Miller, 45, playwright; by Marilyn Monroe, 34; after four years of marriage, no children; in Juarez, Mexico, on the ground of incompatibility. The decree, the judge warned solemnly, prohibited thrice-married Miss Monroe from remarrying "within the next 48 hours." She didn't.

Died. Irving Lorge, 55, research psychologist and authority on intelligence testing who decried the theory of the immutable intelligence quotient, held instead that proper schooling could raise a child's IQ by 20 points; of a heart attack; in New York City. An outspoken theorist who never lost sight of practicalities, Lorge rewrote wartime OPA regulations into understandable English as part of a crusade for greater readability in public documents, insisted that trashy books do not cause juvenile delinquency and argued that teachers ought to learn the lingo of their students.

Died. Philip B. Sharpe, 57, author and firearms expert who financed his early research by writing detective and adventure stories and who during World War II proved the feasibility of a curved-barrel rifle for house-to-house fighting by putting six shots in an 8-in. bull's-eye at 75 yds. while firing around a corner; of a heart attack; in Emmitsburg, Md.

Died. Alfred Carlton Gilbert, 76, toy inventor and manufacturer who convinced millions of parents that a boy's best friend is his Erector set and who himself lived a real life of fun and games as Olympic pole vaulter and big-game hunter; of a heart attack; in Boston (see BUSINESS).

Died. Walter F. Brown, 91, lawyer and longtime Republican National Committeeman from Ohio who stumped the state for McKinley in 1891, reached the peak of his political influence as Herbert Hoover's Postmaster General; in Toledo.

Died. Elsa, 5, 300-lb. lioness-companion of Mrs. Joy Adamson, a Kenya game warden's wife who recounted her pet's half-domesticated, half-savage career in Born Free, one of 1960's top bestsellers; of undetermined natural causes; in the Kenya jungle. Taken in by Mrs. Adamson as an orphaned cub, Elsa slept, ate and played with the Adamsons for three happy years until they reluctantly returned her to jungle freedom, from which she would re-emerge periodically to show off to them her own three cubs.