Milestones, May 19, 1975

Died. George Baker, 59, creator of the World War II cartoon anti-hero Sad Sack; of cancer; in Los Angeles. A draftsman at Walt Disney studios, Baker found his vocation only after joining the Army in 1941. His haplessly snafued Sad Sack became the image of the downtrodden G.I. doomed to a perpetual losing battle with his own top sergeants. Said Baker: "Many people lead a life of disappointment in one way or another. Nobody is completely happy or contented."

Died. Kenneth B. Keating, 74, ambassador to Israel; of heart disease; in Manhattan. A gregarious,...

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