People: Family Circles

Manhattan's tabloids called it "The War of the Roses." It started last July when Broadway Showman Billy Rose tried to suppress the news that blonde Joyce Mathews, divorced wife of Milton Berle, had attempted suicide in his Ziegfeld Theater apartment (TIME, July 23). Last week he was in trouble again. The scene was the same. His wife, former Olympic Swimmer Eleanor Holm, equipped with camera and a private detective at her side, raided the stronghold, found her husband "not alone." With this evidence, she retired to their Beekman Place town house and bolted the doors. When Rose appeared, in a chauffeur-driven...

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