People, Mar. 8, 1954

Names make news. Last week these ames made this news:

Wisecracking Pianist Oscar Levant, 47. once described by Playwright S. N. Behrman as "a character who, if he did not exist, could not be imagined," had a headline-making spat with his wife June in Beverly Hills. June walked out. Figuring that she had gone home to mother. Oscar tried to phone her there, was told by the local operator that the line was busy and that he would have to wait half an hour. Cried Oscar: "In half an hour I'll be dead!" Said the...

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