Milestones, Aug. 12, 1957

Born. To Rosemary Clooney, 29, singing star of jukebox, TV and screen (Red Garters), and José Ferrer, 45, Puerto Rican-born stage actor-director (The Shrike) and film star (The Great Man): their third child, second son, prematurely (6½ months); in Santa Monica, Calif. Name: Gabriel Vincente. Weight: 4 lbs.

Died. Roger Williams Straus, 65, retired (April 1957) board chairman of American Smelting & Refining Co., a founder (1928) of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents; of a heart attack; in Liberty, N.Y.

Died. Alfred Cleveland ("Blumey") Blumenthal, 66, Broadway and Hollywood playboy, onetime...

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