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"MOVIE" ACTRESS WINS $40,000 FROM RICH
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r Los Angeles Cal. After a two
"weeks' legal battle, in which her en
tire life was laid before the critical
gaze of a jury and the public, Maude
Armfleld, a moving picture actress,
established the parentage of her baby
when a court decision awarded her
$40,000 damages against Bryant
Howard, scion of a wealthy family of
San Diego. She sued him for ?500,--000.
Miss Armfield claimed she. was.
married to Howard in San Diego
when was 15 and allowed the mar
riage to be annulled when, as she al
leged, she found he had not been le
gally divorced" from his first wife.
She based her suit on the alleged
promise of Howard to marry her
again when properly released by law.
"The baby was born in 1911 at Bat
tle Creek," she told the court. "I left
the Battle Creek sanitarium and went
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