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Burt Lancaster and Wife Celebrate First Wedding Anniversary

September 10, 1991

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Actor Burt Lancaster and his wife celebrated their first wedding anniversary Tuesday with plans for a romantic pasta dinner.

″It is a lovely day,″ Susan Scherer Lancaster said by telephone from the couple’s Los Angeles-area home, where Lancaster has been recuperating from the stroke he suffered last November.

″I am madly in love with him, and he’s in love with me,″ she said. ″He knows how to treat a woman and I, we together, couldn’t be happier.″

She added that Lancaster has been ″recuperating nicely″ after 10 months of speech and physical therapy.

″It is slow, but we know there is hope,″ Mrs. Lancaster said. ″He’s doing really, really great. He’s very enthusiastic and very upbeat. He’s doing great with the walking, using a cane with four prongs on it.″

The couple have been together for eight years and got married last year.

″We are spending our anniversary home alone,″ she said. ″He’s always very private and that’s fine by me.″

Lancaster has starred in more than 60 motion pictures, including ″Elmer Gantry,″ ″Judgment at Nuremberg,″ ″From Here to Eternity″ and ″Atlantic City.″

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