Milestones, Nov. 26, 1979

BORN. To Meryl Streep, 30, high-cheek-boned actress (The Deer Hunter, Manhattan), and her husband, Sculptor Don Gummer, 32: a son, their first child; in New York City. Name: Henry.

DIED. Ralph Thompson, 75, editor, book critic and, for 23 years, secretary of the Book-of-the-Month Club; of cancer; in New York City. An Army intelligence staffer during World War II, Thompson wrote the "Books of The Times" column for the New York Times before becoming a contributing editor at TIME in 1946.

DIED. Jed Harris, 79, irascible, flamboyant theatrical producer and director, whom Noel Coward...

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