NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 07, 1979
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(Studio) Report concerns upcoming hearing in lawsuit filed against actor Lee Marvin by Michele Triola Marvin, who lived with but never married actor. Background of earlier legal decisions in case given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Los Angeles, California) Scenes from Lee Marvin film shown, courtesy 20th Century Fox. Background of Marvin versus Marvin lawsuit given; decisions of California and 6 other state courts that unmarried couples have right to sue for alimony reported [Divorce attorney Marvin MITCHELSON - says there's need for unmarried couples to have redress in court] [Lee MARVIN - refuses comment.] Actor Marvin's contentions about lawsuit stated. Expected impact of decision in Marvin case, include possible effects on homosexual relations noted.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis