People, Jan. 19, 1953

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

On a trip to Europe to help forget his domestic troubles, Manhattan's bantam Showman Billy Rose, 52, confided to a London reporter that he would like to adopt two homeless European children. He explained: "When I married Miss Fanny Brice, she was one of America's great comediennes and very busy. When I married Miss Eleanor Holm, I was very busy." Why did he want children now? Was he lonely? Not exactly, said Rose. "At my age, most people are lucky if they have enough friends to go round one card table. Me,...

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