Milestones, Nov. 22, 1971

Died. Charlie Manna, 51, aspiring opera singer turned comedy headliner; of cancer; in Manhattan. Adept at stand-up slapshtik, Manna scored in nightclubs and on television after the release of his 1961 comedy album Manna Overboard. His routine about the astronaut who refuses to be launched into space until his crayons are found and his imitation of Gabby Hayes singing Return to Sorrento were classics of their kind.

Died. Walter Van Tilburg Clark, 62, author of cerebral western fiction; of cancer; in Reno. Clark was teaching high school English in Cazenovia, N.Y., in 1940 when he published his tour de force novel...

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