Milestones, Nov. 22, 1976

Died. Edward E. Tanner III, 55, who, under the pseudonym Patrick Dennis, wrote the 1955 bestseller Auntie Mame; of cancer; in Manhattan. Tanner was promotion manager for Foreign Affairs magazine when the eleventh publisher he tried agreed to print Mame, the zany tale of a rich young orphan and his eccentric aunt. It later became a play, a film and a Broadway musical. Tanner wrote twelve novels as Patrick Dennis and four as Virginia Rowans. "Writing isn't hard," he once said. "No harder than ditch digging."

Died. Gustave L. Levy, 66,...

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