Milestones, Jul. 12, 1943

Born. To Naval Chief Petty Officer Artie Shaw, 33, peacetime swingster, and Betty Kern Shaw, 24, daughter of Composer Jerome Kern : their first child, a boy, after 16 months of marriage; in Hollywood. Weight: 7 lb. 1 oz.

Marriage Revealed. Victor Moore, 67, bumble-funnyman, and Dancer Shirley Page, 22; on Jan. 16, 1942; eight years after the death of Emma Littlefield Moore, his first wife and longtime vaudeville teammate; in Chicago.

Married. Betty Grable, 26, pin-up girl, and trumpeting Harry Haag James, 32; six days after he was divorced by Louise Tobin James; each for the second time; in Las Vegas, Nev.


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