Milestones, Dec. 29, 1947

Married. Major General Claire Lee Chennault (ret.), 57, granite-faced old China hand; and Anna Chan, 24, Shanghai newspaperwoman, daughter of a onetime Chinese consul in San Francisco; in Shanghai. Ex-Flying Tiger Boss Chennault, who stayed in China to run the Fourteenth Air Force after the U.S. got into the fight (and now runs a China airline carrying relief supplies), was divorced 17 months ago by his first wife, who had borne him eight children.

Died. Mark Hellinger, 44, pioneer Broadway columnist, Hollywood producer (The Killers); of coronary thrombosis; in Los Angeles. Convivial, flashy...

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