Milestones, Aug. 7, 1950

Married. Bette Davis, 42, veteran cinemactress (Of Human Bondage); and Gary Merrill, 35, up & coming cinemactor (Twelve O' Clock High); she for the fourth time, he for the second; in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico (see PEOPLE).

Married. Louis Sobol, 53, Manhattan columnist whose meandering "New York Cavalcade" appears daily in 20 newspapers; and Peggy Strohl, thirtyish, Manhattan pressagent; each for the second time; in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Died. Paul Raymond Mallon, 49, onetime Washington columnist, whose syndicated "News Behind the News" was read by millions; of a heart ailment; in Alexandria, Va. He...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!