By People Staff
September 26, 1977 12:00 PM

Star-spangled wedding

Of the invited guests, only Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors didn’t show. It was probably a good thing, since Glenn Ford’s Beverly Hills home was straining to hold the stars who did come to see the 61-year-old actor married for the third time—to his lady of the past three years, actress Cynthia Hayward, 29. On the front steps to pose for postcere-mony pictures were best man Bill Holden and his steady, Stefanie Powers, backed up by John Wayne and Frank and Barbara Sinatra. Also decorating the guest register were the names of Jimmy Stewart, George Kennedy, Robert Goulet and Marty Allen.

Countess Knef

When German-born Hildegarde Knef, now 51, came to Hollywood in 1947, she was dubbed “the thinking man’s Marlene Dietrich.” In time she proved it by writing two books, first The Gift Horse in 1971, and five years later The Verdict, about her bout with cancer. Now Knef is working on a new book (subject undisclosed) but clearly isn’t finished with movies. Her new one—Fedora—offers her as a haughty old wheelchair-ridden countess. Based on Tom Tryon’s Crowned Heads, Fedora is directed by Billy Wilder, who says: “It has to be wonderful—she has so much mystery.”

Ford’s upward mobility

The Kingsmill Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va. is noted for its rough terrain—as Gerald Ford discovered when he turned up there for the Lee Elder Celebrity Pro-Am tournament. At the moment below, the former President is puffing up to the third tee, accompanied by pro Elder (left). Apparently the downhill slopes were no better for Ford’s game. His scores are never released, but unofficial word was that he played well above his 16 handicap—probably with an 18-hole score of about 100. Still the tireless campaigner, Ford came back next day for more.

The pleasant peasant

Although her mother has disavowed any interest in fashion, young Amy Carter is developing her own sense of dress—little girl style. During a ceremony at Washington’s Pan American Union to mark the signing of the controversial Panama Canal treaty, Amy lightened up the proceedings with an outfit featuring pique balloon sleeves and a lace-trimmed ethnic babushka. It’s the peasant look, a la fifth grade. Yves Saint Laurent, watch it.


Folks back in her home state of Washington may have difficulty picturing their hard-hitting Governor Dixy Lee Ray that way—but one observer noted that she was “just like a little kid” when she visited the Henry Ford Museum outside Dearborn. In Michigan for the governors’ conference, Dixy, 63, headed first for the museum’s 1870 steam train, then the 1880 paddle-wheeler. Her finest moment, however, was astride an obviously sturdy wooden mount on a 1913 model carousel.