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updated 07/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 96
Robert "R.J." Wagner, still shaken by the loss of Natalie Wood, raises three daughters by himself—and finds a new love in an old friend, Jill St. John

UP FRONT 30

Afflicted with a usually terminal form of cancer, evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton fights back with faith, courage and a radical diet

Where's Poppa? wonders Ursula Andress' young son, Dimitri, as the actress and longtime love Harry Hamlin call it quits

As controversial John Lennon bios begin to hit the racks, Yoko Ono could use a little help from her friends

PAGES 45
Three days after Mom Margaret's election triumph, the presses were rumbling with Carol Thatcher's quickie account

IN HIS OWN WORDS 49
Fireworks fancier George Plimpton offers his Big Bang theories

GALLERY 57
Irene Mayer Selznick, daughter of one Hollywood tycoon and wife of another, shares her favorite photographs of a golden era

STYLE 63
With his J.G. Hook designs on every Muffy and Buffy, Max Raab has anchored down a nice share of market

SCREEN 69
Twilight Zone's top goosepimpler is character actor John Lithgow

BODY 72
An uncomplicated operation makes a dramatic difference to Carol Burnett

BIO 79
West Virginia Gov. Jay Rockefeller looks toward the Democratic presidential race—for 1988

ADVENTURE 90
Scuba pro Amos Nachoum's Seafaris dive deep to the heart of the reef

VIDEO 92
With a teen audience in mind, cable television finds a funny Phil Donahue in Livewire host Fred Newman

TEACHER 103
After 28 years of teaching and tasting, Prof. Philip Keeney is the "Emperor of Ice Cream"

LOOKOUT 106

Baby boomerang champ Ben Loveland gets many happy returns
For earthquake expert David Hedman, there's no such thing as no-fault insurance

SONG 109
Computer rocker Thomas Dolby coaxes soul from new machines

TUBE 113
Patricia Kalember makes headlines as a TV anchor on ABC's new soap, Loving

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS

Rocky III and Grease 2 premiere on pay TV, and NBC provides live coverage of the Wimbledon finals

Four directors, including Steven Spielberg, take Rod Serling's Twilight Zone into another dimension—the movies

Walker Percy's book Lost in the Cosmos is a fascinating amalgam of fact, fiction and fantasy

Paul Anka's latest LP is Walk a Fine Line, but he's actually well over on the wrong side of the musical tracks

TAKE ONE 29

PEOPLE PUZZLE 86

STAR TRACKS 89

Albert Finney strips for duty in The Dresser
Matthew Broderick carries a big stick in Manhattan
Teri Garr and Buck Henry ogle space-age swimsuits fit for bodybuilder Lisa Lyon

CHATTER 116

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