Statement due on Andrew, FergieAfter 5 1/2 years of...

PEOPLE AND PLACES

March 19, 1992

Statement due on Andrew, Fergie

After 5 1/2 years of marriage, a formal separation appears imminent for Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York. An announcement from Buckingham Palace reportedly was in the works last night.

Britain's tabloids reported that the split was over the 32-year-old duchess' penchant for fancy vacations without her husband, also 32.

'Perry Mason' uses Geraldo as himself

Now it can be told: Tell-all lover Geraldo Rivera says he's "sorry" he ever wrote "Exposing Myself," the autobiography in which he not only named names but graphically detailed his alleged conquests.

His sorrow, he claims, made him agree to star in NBC's forthcoming "Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo" as a talk-show host murdered after disclosing matters of the kind he wrote about in real life.

"Playing this part" he said, "is my most profound apology; I'm murdered for naming names." The show airs May 5.

Burbank salutes Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson, who made "beautiful downtown Burbank" a catch phrase, now has a city park named after him.

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to rename Buena Vista Park in honor of the "Tonight Show" host.

Brando's daughter to enter clinic

Marlon Brando's daughter, Cheyenne, got court permission yesterday to enter a French clinic while awaiting a ruling on whether she will be tried in connection with the murder of her child's father, Dag Drollet.

Her half-brother, Christian Brando, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter for shooting Mr. Drollet, 26, at Marlon Brando's Hollywood Hills mansion in May 1990.

She was considered a key witness because she had dined with her half-brother hours before the shooting and reportedly told him Mr. Drollet had been abusing her.

Cousteau seeks U.N. guidelines

Undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau says the United Nations should adopt guidelines to ensure a healthy planet for future generations.

Mr. Cousteau, 82, said he hoped soon to have two heads of state present an environmental "Bill of Rights for Future Generations" as a proposed amendment to the U.N.'s charter.

Birthdays

Judge John Sirica is 88. White House National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft is 67. Actor-director Patrick McGoohan

is 64. Author Philip Roth is 59. Actress Ursula Andress is 56. Actress Glenn Close is 45. Actor Bruce Willis is 37.

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