At the height of his fame legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union, despite KGB efforts to stop him. Shortly after arriving in the West he met celebrated Danish dancer Erik Bruhn. Nureyev had been a great admirer of Bruhn’s although stylistically as dancers they were very different. The two men fell in love and remained a volatile but passionate couple off and on for 25 years.
Original caption: Los Angeles Angel pitcher Bo Bellinsky takes a wistful look at a photo of his intended, actress Mamie Van Doren at his hotel room here, where his team is currently on the Spring exhibition road. The couple confirmed they are engaged to be married. Miss Van Doren, 30, who has been married twice before, and Bellinsky, 26, have been dating frequently in recent weeks.