Milestones, Aug. 23, 1937

Married. Louise Hovick, 23, famed Burlesque Stripper Gypsy Rose Lee until she turned to the cinema; to Robert Mizzy, 25, wealthy New York dental supply dealer. Unwilling to wait the three days required in California between posting of intention to marry and wedding, they hired a water taxi, went 20 miles out to sea and in the presence of two witnesses were married by the captain.

Died. William Leslie Edison, 58, inventor, second of Thomas Alva Edison's three children by his first wife;* in Wilmington, Del.

Died. Charles Manley Smith, 69, Governor of Vermont through 1935 and 1936; in Rutland, Vt.

Died. David G....

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!