Milestones

DIED. M.M. KAYE, 95, author whose 1978 historical novel, The Far Pavilions, was sometimes likened to Gone With the Wind; in Lavenham, England. Born Mary Margaret Kaye to British parents in preindependence India, she dabbled in amateur theater, but her passion was writing. Her richly detailed tale of a British orphan who is raised as a Hindu and falls in love with an Indian princess became an international best seller and a high-profile hbo miniseries in 1984.

DIED. ELEANOR HOLM WHALEN, 90, glamorous and saucy swimming star who won a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics but was...

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