Milestones, may 10, 1954

Married. Jackie Cooper, 32, ball-nosed onetime cinemoppet (Skippy, The Champ) turned Broadway actor (King of Hearts') ; and Barbara Kraus, 26, a Manhattan ad-agency production assistant; he for the third time, she for the first; in Washington, B.C.

Married. Horace Heidt, 52, radio and nightclub bandleader; and Lorraine Elizabeth Burton, 39, Los Angeles salad-dressing manufacturer; he for the third time, she for the second; in Arlington, Va.

Died. Arthur J. Johnston, 56, popular songwriter of the '205 and '305 (Pennies from Heaven, Cocktails for Two); of cancer; in Hollywood.

Died. Joe Laurie Jr., 61, oldtime vaudeville headliner turned radio comedian (Can You Top This?)...

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