By J.D. Podolsky
July 08, 1991 12:00 PM

Actress Joan Caulfield, 69, a wide-eyed blond beauty who played wholesome ingenues in light films in the 1940s, died of cancer on June 18 in Los Angeles. She also starred in such early TV series as My Favorite Husband (1953-55) and Sally (1957-58)….

Kevin O’Connor, 56, an off-Broadway actor who appeared in the 1971 cult horror movie Let’s Scare Jessica to Death and played Humphrey Bogart in the 1980 TV movie Bogie, died of cancer on June 22 in New York City.

Take the Panties and Run: Two daughters of actress Mia Farrow, 46, were arrested on June 19 for shoplifting $342 worth of lingerie from a Danbury, Conn., department store. Daisy Farrow Previn, 16, and Lark Farrow Previn, 18—Vietnamese children adopted by Farrow and her second husband, conductor André Previn, 62—were charged with fifth-degree larceny and placed on probation.

A heartfelt “How-dee!” to hillbilly comic Minnie Pearl, 78, who is making jokes with the staff while recovering at a Nashville hospital after suffering a stroke on June 17….

Dave Dravecky, 35, a former San Francisco Giants pitcher, is recovering at home in Boardman, Ohio, after having his left arm and shoulder amputated on June 18 in a New York City hospital because of cancer. Dravecky, who in 1988 had a malignant tumor removed from his pitching arm, made a dramatic major league comeback 10 months later, only to have his arm break in his next start, ending his career.

Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee, 69, will retire on Sept. 1 after 26 years at the newspaper’s helm. Bradlee, whose swagger, smarts and well-timed profanity were preserved in celluloid when Jason Ro-bards Jr. portrayed him in the film All the President’s Men (1976), will be succeeded by managing editor Leonard Downie Jr., 49.

Onetime Charlie’s Angel Kate Jackson, 42, is engaged to Utah Realtor Tom Hart, 40ish, and plans to wed by year’s end. Jackson was previously married to actor Andrew Stevens, 36, and businessman David Greenwald.

Radio deejay and cable TV show host Eleanor Mondale, 30, the only daughter of former Veep Walter Mondale and his wife, Joan, married fellow disc-spinner Greg “Thunder” Malban, 30, on June 21 in Minneapolis. Eleanor was previously married to Chicago Bear Keith Van Horne.

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, 29, and his wife of four years, music-video director Julie Cypher, 27, are divorcing….

Actor Christopher Lloyd, 52, the zany Doc Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, and his wife, homemaker Carol Ann Vanek Lloyd, are divorcing after more than two years of marriage….

Novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 68, and photographer-writer Jill Krementz, 51, are divorcing after 11 years of marriage. They will share custody of their daughter, Lily, 8.