Actor Perry (Riptide) King, 42, married the motorcycle-riding mama of his dreams, American Woman Road Riding editor Jamison Elvidge, 24, on June 9 at a steak house in Pismo Beach, Calif. King, a motorcycling fan, began pursuing Elvidge four years ago after spotting her picture beside her column in a motorcycle magazine. "I thought, This is a beautiful woman; a woman who loves motorcycles, and a woman who can write beautifully,' " says King, who has a daughter, Louise, 19, from his first marriage. After the wedding, the pair climbed on Kawasaki bikes (one sporting a JUST sign, the other a MARRIED one) and roared off for a three-week Canadian honeymoon.
Young Riders's Stephen Baldwin, 24, married model Kennya Deodato, 24, on June 10 in Southampton, N.Y. Guest-starring at the wedding was the groom's older brother, Alec (The Hunt for Red October) Baldwin, who was the best man. The bride is the daughter of jazz pianist Eumir Deodato. The younger Baldwin, who, in addition to his ABC series, has also appeared recently in Born on the Fourth of July and Last Exit to Brooklyn, said afterward, "I feel kind of stuffed—you know, that kind of good feeling like when you've just eaten a meal."
Former Chanel fashion model Ines de la Fressange, 33, married Italian public relations executive Luigi d'Urso, 39 (right), on June 9 near Aries, France. She was Karl Lagerfeld's top model at Chanel until last fall, when the two fell out after she agreed to be the model for the new Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic used on postage stamps. As Marianne, Lagerfeld said she would represent "everything that is boring, bourgeois and provincial" and that he wouldn't dress a "historical monument." Lagerfeld was not invited to the wedding, and de la Fressange, pointedly, wore a white Yves Saint Laurent suit.
Legendary advertising executive John Caples (below), who in 1926 came up with the famous slogan for a correspondence music course, "They laughed when I sat down at the piano but when I started to play!" died June 10 in New York City of natural causes at age 90. Richard Kirshenbaum, creative director at the Kirshenbaum & Bond ad agency, says, "John Caples was a pioneer in advertising. He created rules when there were no rules."...
And Barbara Baxley, who played Sally Field's mother in the 1979 film Norma Rae, died of a heart attack on June 7, at age 63, in Manhattan. The actress was also known for playing Lady Pearl in 1975's Nashville and for a variety of TV and Broadway roles.... And retired coal miner John Evans, 112, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest man alive, died in his sleep on June 10 in Wales. Guinness lists Carrie White, 115, of Palatka, Fla., as the worlds oldest living person.