Milestones, Dec. 3, 1956

Born. To Marge (32) and Gower (35) Champion, agile, effervescent Broadway and Hollywood dance team; a son, their first child; in Los Angeles. Name: Gregg Ernest. Weight: 6 Ib. 8 oz.

Died. Guido Cantelli, 36, gaunt, brilliant Italian conductor, en route to New York for an American concert series and a dinner engagement with his friend and mentor, 89-year-old Arturo Toscanini; in the crash of an Italian airliner shortly after its take-off from Paris. At 25, Cantelli was the youngest conductor ever to lead Milan's famed La Scala orchestra, of which he was appointed permanent conductor a fortnight ago. Toscanini's fond verdict:...

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