time magazine
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February 18, 1974


100R-376-22A
Obstetrician Don & family

When Actor Donald Sutherland, 37, was signed for Paramount's movie The Day of the Locust last August, he asked for and got an unusual clause in his contract: paternity leave. It seems that Actress Francine Racette, 27, with whom he had been living for two years, was expecting. To prepare for the baby's birth, the couple studied the Bradley method, a natural‑birth technique in which the father helps deliver the child. Last week, when Francine's labor began, he took her to West Park Hospital in Los Angeles County and provided last minute coaching before assisting into the world their 8‑lb. 13‑oz. son.

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