ADVERTISING: Ben Duffy's Heir?

As president of Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, genial, roughhewn Bernard Cornelius Duffy, 55, is a rare figure in the advertising world. Title to rarity: he has nearly quadrupled BBDO's billings (now $200 million), while showing remarkable personal stamina in the process. He pulled through a serious ulcer operation in which two-thirds of his stomach was cut away, and a coronary attack, bounced back each time to supervise the fortunes of the growing agency. Last week, five months after he suffered a severe cerebral hemorrhage, Madison Avenue was wondering whether Ben Duffy...

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