Milestones, Jun. 29, 1959

Married. Brigitte Bardot, 24; and Jacques Charrier, 23, leading man in Brigitte's latest film (Babette Goes to War); she for the second time, he for the first; in Louveciennes, France.

Died. George Reeves, 45, TV's bullet-defying Superman; by his own hand (gunshot); in Beverly Hills, Calif. Though in private life Reeves resembled prissy Clark Kent more than Superman, he gloried in the role, kept in shape with bar bells beside his bed, but when Superman turned into reruns (1957) he was too closely identified with his extrahuman role to get a normal, worldly one....

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