Milestones, Jul. 24, 1950

Died. Lawrence Morris Markey, 51, reporter and novelist, The New Yorker's original (1925-33) "Reporter at Large"; killed by a rifle bullet (the coroner entered an open verdict); in Halifax, Va.

Died. George Card ("Buddy") De Sylva, 54, ubiquitous songwriter of the 20s, Hollywood and Broadway producer; of a heart ailment; in Hollywood. As a Tin Pan Alley lyricist, he wrote such hits as Sonny Boy, Memory Lane, Somebody Loves Me. In the '30s, turned moviemaker, he produced five Shirley Temple heart-throbbers. In 1939-40 he tried Broadway, produced three smash musicals (DuBarry Was a Lady,...

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