Milestones, Jul. 2, 1979

DIED. Don Iddon, 66, Britain's sassy U.S.-based columnist who for 22 years interpreted America's wiles, whims and gossip in the London Daily Mail and papers on five continents; of a heart attack; in New York City. By depicting America as a "Rainbow Land" filled with steak-chomping faddists and wastrels, the bumptious Iddon ("Let's face it, I'm a terrific egotist") delighted his readers and confirmed their preconceived notions of primitive Yankee ways.

DIED. Nicholas Ray, 67, moody, erratic film director; of cancer; in New York City.

His first film, They Live by Night, won critical...

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