Milestones, Aug. 27, 1979

DIVORCED. Peter OToole, 47, Irish actor who played the title roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Goodbye, Mr. Chips; and Sian Phillips, 46, Welsh actress who starred in television's I, Claudius; after 20 years of marriage, two children; in London.

DIED. Vivian Vance, 66, actress-comedian known to millions of TV viewers as Ethel Mertz, Lucille Ball's best friend and neighbor, on the long running and even longer rerunning show I Love Lucy; of cancer; in Belvedere, Calif. A star in Broadway musicals, the Kansas-born blond was in semiretirement when recruited by Ball and Desi...

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