Milestones, Nov. 16, 1953

Divorced. By Peggy Lee, 33, blonde Hollywood songstress (The Jazz Singer') and jukebox favorite (Lover, Mariana): her second husband. Brad Dexter, 36, cinemactor (Macao); after ten months of marriage, no children; in Santa Monica, Calif.

Died. Dylan Marlais Thomas, 39, Wales's bright young mystic of English poetry (Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Under Milk Wood), whose vivid, tempestuous verse won him both critics' acclaim and thousands of readers; of undisclosed causes, while on a lecture tour of the U.S.; in Manhattan.

Died. Major General John H. (for Houston) Church, 61, who in 1950 commanded the first U.S. troops sent from...

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