Milestones, Mar. 18, 1974

Died. Dr. Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., 58, American biochemist whose research into the chemical transmission of hormonal messages between individual cells won him the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1971; following a brief illness; in Miami.

Died. Billy DeWolfe, 67, veteran stage and screen comedian who started out in show biz as a theater usher; of cancer; in Los Angeles. DeWolfe and his drooping mustache appeared in numerous vapid Hollywood comedies (the first: Dixie, in 1943) before hitting the big time with an impersonation of Mrs. Murgatroyd, a matronly tippler, in Blue...

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