Milestones, Oct. 25, 1976

Died. Connee Boswell, 68, innovative songstress of the Big Band era, whose recordings of such hits as Whispers in the Dark and They Can't Take That Away from Me sold more than 75 million copies; of cancer; in Manhattan. Boswell, stricken by polio as a child, sang from a wheelchair, but her long gowns were often artfully draped to create the illusion that she was standing up. She began her career as one of the three Boswell sisters. Continuing solo following her sisters' marriages, in 1936 she starred on radio, was featured on Broadway...