Milestones, Nov. 28, 1955

Born. To Orson Welles, 40, roly-poly jack-of-all-theatrical-trades, and Paola Mori, 25, Italian cinemactress: their first child, a daughter (his third). Name: Beatrice Giuditta. Weight: 7 Ibs.

Divorced. Mel Tormé, 29, wheezy radio and screen crooner; by Candy Toxton (real name: Florence Toxstein), 29, onetime cinemactress (Knock on Any Door) ; after six years of marriage, two children; in Santa Monica, Calif.

Died. Sam Byrd, 47, actor, producer and novelist, who set a Broadway record with 1,151 consecutive performances (1933-36) as Dude Lester in Tobacco Road, during which time he bounced 18 squash balls to shreds against Jeeter Lester's poor-white shack; of leukemia; in...

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