updated 07/05/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/05/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Country singer Billy Dean, 31, has his own Billy the Kid to worry about now. Dean and his wife, former ad executive Cathy Massie, 31, welcomed their first child, son William Eli (7 lbs. 4.5 oz.), in Nashville on June 15.
After 18 years of marriage, Richard("I'm not John-Boy") Thomas, 42, and his wife, Alma, 46, a former teacher's aide, are calling it quits. The couple separated 15 months ago, and Alma filed for divorce on June 18 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The Thomases will share custody of their son, Richard, 16, and triplet daughters, Barbara, Gwyneth and Pilar. 11....
After 20 years of marriage, Teruko Williams, 56, has filed for divorce in L.A. from dashing actor Billy Dee Williams, 56. Teruko, Williams's third wife, blames that standby, irreconcilable differences, for the split. The couple have one daughter together, Hanako, 19.
Sometime model Mainly Smith. 22, the erstwhile teen bride of ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, 57, took her second chance on matrimony on June 19 in London when she married Belgian-born soccer star Pat van den Hauwe, 32. It is also his second marriage.
Lovable, goofy-guy actor Judge Reinhold. 36, and actress kaitlin Hopkins, 29, who plays high-strung Dr. Kelsey Harrison on NBC's soap Another World, became engaged over the Memorial Day weekend. The two plan to marry next May in Santa Fe, where they own a home. It is her first marriage, his second.
Nobel prizewinning author William Golding, 81, who wrote the allegorical novel Lord of the Flies (1954), died June 19 of an apparent heart attack at his home in Perranarworthal, England. Although he wrote 11 other novels, Golding was popularly known mainly for Flies, a story of British schoolboys who revert to savagery when marooned on a deserted island. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983....
Designer Vera, 87, whose cheery signature was an integral part of the graphics on her boldly designed, brightly colored scarves and linens, died June 15 in North Tarry-town, N.Y., of cardiac arrest. Vera, who never used her last name, Neumann, professionally, put out her first scarf in the late '40s and by the '70s was racking up sales of $100 million annually....
Way before Barney and Jurassic Park, there was Alley Oop, a comic strip about a caveman who traveled back and forth in time with a pet dinosaur named Dinny. The strip's creator. Vincent Hamlin, 93, died June 14 at a rest home in Spring Hill, Fla. Originally a journalist, Hamlin started Alley Oop in 1933 for the Des Moines Register and Tribune and continued drawing it until he retired in 1971. The strip, which inspired "Alley-Oop," a No. 1 novelty hit by the Hollywood Argyles in 1960, continues under new authorship in 700-plus newspapers.