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MAN AFTER SWISH
Roger Smith, who stepped off an airliner at Love Field
this afternoon, got a sun-tan and a divorce in
Mexico, where he just completed a nine-day singing
NOWwill star in
the Summer Musicals' production of "Bye Bye Birdie",
which begins June 21st. On hand to greet him are
Lanham Beal and Mildred Fale, press agents for the
Summer Musicals. Smith, who gained popularity with
his portrayal of Jeff Spencer in tv's "77 Sunset
Strip", is on his way to New York to do some
promotional work for a new series, "Mister Roberts",
based on the stage play and movie of the same name.
Smith will star in the N-B-C series. The 30 year old
actor divorced his wife, actress Victoria Shaw,
in Juarez, ending a nine year marriage. There has
been speculation that Smith might marry actress Ann
Margaret this summer, U in Dallas. But Smith
declines to comment on his marital plans, if he has
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Smith], item, April 25, 1965; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc976554/m1/1/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.