Milestones, Dec. 27, 1943

Born. To King Farouk, 23, and Queen Farida ("The Only One"), 22: their third princess, third non-heir to the throne; in Cairo.

Divorced. By Deanna Durbin, 22, who sang Universal Pictures out of bankruptcy to the tune of a $20,000,000 box office in five years: Naval Reserve Lieut. Vaughn Paul, 28, onetime assistant cinema director; after two and a half years of marriage, for each the first; in Los Angeles.

Died. Thomas Wright ("Fats") Waller, 39, famed jazz pianist and composer (TIME, Aug. 9); of bronchopneumonia; in Kansas City. A Harlem pastor's son, portly,...

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