Milestones, Sep. 19, 1977

DIED. Kenneth P. O'Donnell, 53, former appointments secretary to President John F. Kennedy; of an undisclosed ailment; in Boston. Robert Kennedy's classmate at Harvard, O'Donnell helped manage J.F.K.'s 1952 and 1958 Senate campaigns and became a behind-the-scenes adviser at the White House. He made two unsuccessful bids for Massachusetts' Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

DIED. Zero Mostel, 62, comedian and actor best known for his poignant portrayal of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof; of a heart attack; in Philadelphia, where he was about to open in a new play. The son of a rabbi, Samuel Joel Mostel decided to be a painter, but...

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