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Superstar Model Christie Brinkley Weds Singer Billy Joel

March 24, 1985

NEW YORK (AP) _ Superstar model Christie Brinkley and singer-songwriter Billy Joel were married Saturday night aboard a private yacht on the Hudson River. It was the second marriage for both.

Miss Brinkley, 31, once a little-known model from southern California, parlayed her appearances in Sports Illustrated bathing-suit issues into a career as a top fashion model.

Joel, 35, is a Grammy-winning songwriter who wrote one of his biggest hits, ″Uptown Girl,″ for Miss Brinkley.

The couple, who had been engaged since August, were married by a justice of the peace.After the ceremony, which was attended by about 200 guests, the ship sailed the newlyweds and their party to a waterfront restaurant.

The wedding was attended by friends and immediate family, including Miss Brinkley’s father, Don Brinkley, who writes and produces TV’s ″Trapper John″ series.

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