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UPDATED 02/10/1997 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/10/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

Celebrity Weddings, 97

55 Introduction

57 Twenty Questions
Who holds the record for Hollywood's briefest marriage? Whose costar performed her wedding ceremony? Take our quiz.

63 Weddings of the Year
In ceremonies as varied as JFK Jr.'s secret Cumberland Island service and Paula Abdul's Beverly Hills blowout, 50 celebrity couples bond

162 The Preacher's Wife
Mrs. Billy Graham, Mrs. Robert Schuller and others reflect on their years of holy matrimony

166 Member of the Wedding
Mandy Patinkin, Lela Rochon and Connie Stevens step up to support friends and family

168 Tying the Not
Oprah and Stedman, Brooke and Andre, Kurt and Goldie are only a few celebrated duos who prefer a state of unwedded bliss

172 Top 10 Wedding Dresses
Five designing judges give thumbs-up to the gowns worn by Carolyn Bessette, Christie Brinkley, Mary Higgins Clark and seven others

178 Best Man Bubba
When a wedding wends its way toward a Washington golf course, President Clinton may be there to greet the bride

STAR TRACKS 10
Dan Aykroyd says cheese. Rosie O'Donnell's bellow is not mellow. Dean Cain plays ball, and more

UP FRONT

42 A custody war rages over Robert Cumley, 5, the abused heir of financier Otto Kahn

46 An extortion ploy compels Bill Cosby, still in mourning for his son, to admit he had an affair some 20 years age

48 The universe is vast—and Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, is trying to lose a few pounds too

50 NBA star Steve Smith remembers his alma mater and his mother with a $2.5 million gift

UPDATE 187
Following her crash in Connecticut, a contrite Oksana Baiul faces a drunk-driving charge

CRIME 189
Twin Peaks actor Jack Nance, who achieved cult sainthood as the star of Eraserhead, is found dead at home under mysterious circumstances

ANGELS 195
A friend of rural libraries across the U.S., Oregon's Barbara McKillip logs thousands of miles each year carting books to country kids

TROUBLE 199
Steffi Graf struggles to keep up her game as her father, Peter, is sentenced to prison for tax evasion

ANIMALS 202
Squirrels waltzing? Giraffes doing judo? Animals put on a show in a new book of surprising wildlife photos

TRIBUTE 206
Richard Berry never became a millionaire from his immortal garage-band anthem "Louie Louie," but he died still loving the song

TUBE 208
Wallace Langham, The Larry Sanders Show's jaded Phil, heroically copes with his wife's cancer and his son's disabilities

MAIL 4
INSIDE PEOPLE 6
PICKS & PANS 17
THE INSIDER 41
PASSAGES 180
FIRST LOOK 185
PUZZLER 192
CHATTER 212

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