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War Veteran, Back From Dead, Ex -Wife Wed - HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 23 Movie Actress Marjorie Weaver said today her ex-husband, Naval Lieut. Kenneth G. Schacht4-she thought he was dead and he thought she was single--acted "like a gentleman" when he met her new mate and "agreed to walk right out of our lives." . Schacht, captured by the Japanese when the Philippines fell, came home to woo his ex-wife in fulfillmei4rfhvfndr-f.j(heir divorce- agreement--made during a $618 telephone call that Miss Weaver was not to rewed until he had a chance to court her per- j sonally. . ' ' , Miss ' Weaver said she consid ered, herself released from the bargain when she married Lieut. Donald J. Briggs, Chicago stock broker, a year and a half after the navy notified her - Schacht was dead. -" Wait Baby ; 1 Miss Weaver and Briggs ex pect a baby next January. In their four years of mar riage, the actress said, she and Schacht, an Annapolis graduate, .were together only four days. This seemed silly to me," she said. "That's when I decided on & divorce so we both could start all over again." ' - Schacht only agreed to the dk vorce, she said, when she promised to give him another chance before she married again." ' "He said he'd 'come back with a hew marriage " license all made out," she recalled. "He said he didn't want to waste any time." Costly Call The agreement was made dur ing a one-hour and forty-five- minute telephone" call from the Philippines , to Las Vegas, Nev., where Miss Weaver was seeking her divorce. 3Ut she went ahead and got the decree Sent. 23. 1941. and Schacht began courting her all over again with f reouent tele phone calls and presorts. Both calls and presents stopped early in 1942. Miss Weaver said . she and Schacht had settled the situation amicably. "Fortunately, Don was home when Ken walked in the door," she said. "They sat ' down to talk things over and they liked each other immediately." "I must say that Ken acted like a gentleman. He understood perfectly and ; agreed "to walk right out of our lh'es." -

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  1. Belvidere Daily Republican,
  2. 23 Oct 1945, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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