ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 09, 1979
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(Studio) Intro. to report on California lawsuit of interest to women's rights advocates.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Chicago, Illinois, Studio) Background of case involving rights of unmarried partners after breakup given. Case noted to involve actor Lee Marvin and former companion.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Los Angeles, California) Lee Marvin's rise to stardom from making of movie "Cat Ballou", for which he won Academy Award, outlined. Scenes from "Cat Ballou", and "The Dirty Dozen", courtesy Columbia Pictures and MGM, respectively, shown. Background of lawsuit brought against Marvin by his companion of 6 years, Michele Triola Marvin, after their breakup given. Photos shown. Appearance of both in court noted. Court proceedings detailed. [MARVIN - comments.] [Ms. MARVIN - comments.] Questions facing Judge Arthur Marshall stated. Other, similar cases, include one involving rock star Alice Cooper mentioned. Film shown.
REPORTER: Tom Schell Artist: Bill Lignante