Milestones, Jul. 24, 1944

Born. To Nancy Coleman, 26, cimemactress (Kings Row), and Hollywood publicity man Whitney Bolton, 44, onetime Manhattan dramacritic: identical twin daughters. Names: Charla Elizabeth, Grania Theresa. Weights: 4 lbs. 11 oz. each.

Divorced. By curvesome Joan Blondell, 34; crooning Dick Powell, 39; after eight years of marriage, two children; in Los Angeles. The grounds: cruelty. She said that when she objected to the incessant coming & going of guests, Powell crooned: "If you don't like it, you can get the hell out."

Died. Betty Compton (Mrs. Theodore Knappen), 38, onetime musicomedy star, onetime...

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