Milestones, May 18, 1942

Married. Betty Compton Walker, ex-musicomedy star, ex-wife of ex-Mayor Jimmy Walker of New York City; and Theodore Knappen, consulting engineer; she for the fourth time; in Jersey City, N.J.

Married. Cinecomedian Charles Ruggles, 50; and Marian La Barba, 38; he for the second time, she for the third; in Las Vegas, Nev. Her previous husbands: ex-Flyweight Champion Fidel La Barba, Cartoonist Billy De Beck (Barney Google).

Died. Graham McNamee, 53, veteran broadcaster; in Manhattan (see p. 53).

Died. Robert Forrest Wilson, 59, historian, novelist, playwright, biographer; after long illness; six days after he won the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!