Milestones, Oct. 29, 1973

Died. Walt Kelly, 60, satirical cartoonist who populated the Okefenokee Swamp with the innocent opossum Pogo and his furry companions (see THE PRESS).

Died. Gene Krupa, 64, virtuoso drummer and bandleader of the swing era; of leukemia and heart disease; in Yonkers, N.Y. Krupa played in Chicago combos during the '20s and '30s until in 1935 he joined Benny Goodman's fledgling band and began to drum up wild applause for Sing, Sing, Sing and his flamboyantly athletic solos. Following his break with Goodman in 1938, Krupa led a number of his own big bands until 1951, then starred in trios and quartets.


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