BROADWAY: Missed Cues

Even after a coroner's verdict of accidental death, show business gossip ran on. The overdose of barbiturates that killed Actress Margaret Sullavan (TIME, Jan. 11) fitted too neatly into a pattern of eccentric behavior: departure from a Broadway show because of "ill health," the TV performance canceled at the last moment because she did not "feel up to the part." But last week it was Margaret who released a tragic explanation of her behavior. By leaving her temporal bones (which include the inner and middle ear) to the cause of medical research on deafness, she gave away a secret that...

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