Milestones, Dec. 25, 1944

Born. To Rita Hayworth, 26, cinemactress; and Orson Welles, 29, showman: their first child, a daughter; in Santa Monica, Calif. Weight: 6½ Ibs.

Born. To Gypsy Rose Lee, 29, literate ecdysiast; and Alexander Kirkland, 40, Manhattan actor-producer: their first child, a son; two months after her Reno divorce, one day before his marriage to strawberry-blond post-debutante Phyllis Adams, 21, theatrical tyro (The Snark was a Boojum); in Manhattan. Name: Eric Lee. Weight: 5 Ibs., 5 oz.

Born. To Pfc. Richard Julius Herman Krebs ("Jan Valtin"), 39, ham-handed expose writer (Out of the Night), onetime Gestapo and Ogpu agent; and his second wife, Abigail...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!