Milestones, Jan. 16, 1950

Divorced. Phillips Lord, 47, radio and television producer (Seth Parker, We, the People); by Donnie Boone Lord, 35, onetime orchestra leader; after eight years of marriage, one child; in Bangor, Me.

Died. Monty Banks (real name: Mario Bianchi), 52, Italian-born onetime silent film comedian, producer-director husband of British Comedienne Gracie Fields; of a heart ailment; in Arona, Italy.

Died. Tess Gardella, 52, 300-lb. blues singer and actress-in-black-face (the Scandals, Show Boat), known to millions as "Aunt Jemima"; of diabetes; in Brooklyn.

Died. Robert E. Ringling, 52, last surviving child of the five original Ringling...

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