Milestones, Jan. 24, 1955

Born. To Dawn Addams. 24, undulous British-born cinemactress (The Moon Is Blue), and Prince Vittorio Emanuele Massimo of Roccasecca de' Volsci, 43, Italian gentleman-farmer: their first child, a son. Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz.

Married. Jack Webb, 34, deadpan star (Sergeant Joe Friday) and director of TV's Dragnet; and Dorothy Towne, 25, Hollywood starlet; both for the second time (his first: Cinemactress Julie London); in Chicago.

Died. James B. Verdin, 36, Douglas Aircraft Corp. test pilot, World War II winner of the Navy Cross and the D.F.C., holder of the three-kilometer air speed record of 753.4 m.p.h. set in a Douglas Skyray at...

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