Milestones: Feb. 18, 1966

Died. Billy Rose, 66, Broadway's "Bantam Barnum"; of pneumonia; in Montego Bay, Jamaica (see SHOW BUSINESS).

Died. Baroness Ravensdale of Kedle-ston, 70, one of the first four women appointed to the House of Lords in 1958, who once rapped her fellow peers as "a group of flies buzzing around a warm room," kept herself busy promoting such causes as culture for London's poor and world fellowship through religion; of peritonitis; in London.

Died. Sophie Tucker, 79, the "last of the Red-Hot Mamas"; of lung cancer; in Manhattan. Buxom, brassy and schmalzy, she toured the whole of show biz, breaking into vaudeville at 20,...

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