June 07, 1999 12:00 PM


On May 15 near Poison, Mont, (population 4,300), her bridegroom’s hometown, ER actress Kellie Martin, 23, married Keith Christian, 25, a law student at New York City’s Columbia University. The couple, who met as students at Yale, were serenaded at one point during the garden ceremony by Patti LuPone, who played Martin’s mom on the TV series Life Goes On from 1989 to ’93….

In a Helmut Lang vest and chiffon wrap, blue-blooded mega-model Stella Tennant, 28, married French photographer David Lasnet in her home village of Oxnam, Scotland. The couple have a 9-month-old son, Marcel. Asked shortly after the ceremony how it felt to be married, Tennant coolly replied, “I wouldn’t know. I’ve only just done it.”


Avuncular character actor Henry Jones, whose ordinary name contrasted with an extraordinary showbiz career that spanned six decades and included Broadway, film and some 350 television shows, died on May 17 in Los Angeles following complications from a fall. He was 86. Among his more familiar roles were the handyman in 1956’s The Bad Seed and the judge on Cloris Leachman’s sitcom Phyllis from 1975 to ’77.


Oprah Winfrey, 45, and her longtime steady Stedman Graham, 48, the CEO of a New York City marketing outfit, will teach a course entitled Dynamics of Leadership to 100 graduate students this fall at Northwestern University outside Chicago. Winfrey, who left college in 1975 just a few credits shy of her degree, finally got hers—a B.S. in communications and theater—in 1987 at age 33.


Results of an autopsy performed in Nashville have revealed that country queen Tammy Wynette died last year of heart failure brought on by damage from repeated blood clots. Three of Wynette’s daughters had requested the examination in connection with a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit they filed against the singer’s doctor earlier this year.

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Kris Kristofferson, 62, underwent cardiac bypass surgery at a San Francisco hospital in early May. The actor-singer is recovering at his home on Maui, Hawaii.


Madonna, 40, recently disclosed that she had her 2½-year-old daughter Lola baptized a Roman Catholic. Though the Material Mama has had her differences with the church in the past, she explained to 60 Minutes II that “I can disagree with doctrines and dogmas and still celebrate them.”


On May 18 in New York City, Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez Morad, in her late 20s, gave birth to a boy she named Lucas. The mother reportedly claims that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, 55, is the daddy, but so far he is mum on the subject. In the meantime, Jagger is said to be trying to patch things up with wife Jerry Hall, 42, who recently filed for divorce.


On May 24, Mike Tyson, 32, walked out of a Maryland county jail where he had been incarcerated for the past 372 months. Tyson, on parole through October, was serving time for a 1998 attack on two motorists after a minor fender-bender. As part of his parole, he will have to submit to psychiatric treatment and anger-management counseling.

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