Milestones, Apr. 6, 1942

Born. To Phyllis Potter Astaire, 33, and Dancer Fred Astaire, 42: a daughter, their first; in Hollywood. Weight: 6 lb. There are two sons, one Mrs. Astaire's by her first marriage.

Married. Esme O'Brien, 22, much photographed glamor girl of 1938; and Robert William Sarnoff, 23, Naval Reserve ensign, son of R.C.A. Chief David Sarnoff; in Washington.

Sued for Divorce. Circusman Henry Ringling North, vice president of Ringling Bros.; by Ada Mae North; in Sarasota, Fla.

Died. George Edgar Merrick, 55, land-boom multimillionaire, founder and developer of Florida's Coral Gables; of heart disease; in Miami....

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