Milestones, Feb. 4, 1980

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MARRIED. Sugar Ray Leonard, 23, pugilist whose winnings include an Olympic gold medal (in 1976), the World Boxing Council's welterweight title (last year), and praise from Muhammad Ali ("He's a miracle"); and Juanita Wilkinson, 23, mother of Ray Jr., 6, their son; both for the first time; in Landover, Md.

SEEKING DIVORCE. Cheryl Ladd, 28, the Charlie's Angel who replaced Farrah Fawcett on the TV series; from David Ladd, 32, film producer and son of the late movie star Alan Ladd; after seven years of marriage, one daughter; in Los Angeles.

DIED. Richard Franko Goldman, 69, music scholar, composer and conductor who was president of Baltimore's Peabody Institute from 1969 to 1977 and leader of New York City's nationally known Goldman Band for the past 24 seasons; after a long illness; in Baltimore. Though the dapper musician was 19 when he first led the march-and-swing ensemble that his father Edwin had founded in 1911, he started out pursuing loftier strains by studying composition and teaching at Manhattan's Juilliard School. When he took over the 56-member band in 1956, he had it play classics by Berlioz and Bach as well as newly commissioned pieces by U.S. composers—among them Goldman himself, who was as adept at rousing marches as he was at "serious" fare.

DIED. André Dubonnet, 82, French aperitif heir, sportsman and inventor; of cancer; near Paris. The bon vivant son of Joseph Dubonnet, founder of the liqueur-making firm, André was an archetype of the moneyed adventurer, equally absorbed with beautiful women (he married four) and the high-speed excitement he sought as a World War I aviator, 1924 Olympic bobsledder and car racer. Besides driving for Hispano-Suiza and Bugatti in the 1920s, he funneled his fortune into various innovations, including a novel suspension system he sold to General Motors. In the 1960s, after the Dubonnet company merged with Italy's Cinzano, André left to continue his tinkering, this time with solar energy. His sun never rose; in his last years he was nearly penniless.

DIED. George Arthur Buttrick, 87, Protestant preacher-scholar known for his liberal views and compelling oratory; in Louisville, Ky. Born and educated in England, Buttrick won notice in the U.S. as pastor of Manhattan's Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (1927-54) and at Harvard as Preacher to the University (1954-60). From these pulpits he shocked fundamentalists by asserting that "literal infallibility of Scripture is a fortress impossible to defend" and infuriated others by opposing the U.S.'s entry into World War II and the subsequent arms race with Moscow, "a lockstep toward incineration that we do not know how to stop."