Milestones, Oct. 18, 1976

Died. Leonard Lyons, 70, Broadway columnist who chronicled the mots and mores of New York celebrities for four decades; after a long illness; in Manhattan. Born on the Lower East Side and trained as a lawyer, he began his column, "The Lyons Den," in 1934; during the '50s he was syndicated in more than 100 papers. From early afternoon to dawn six days a week, he would prowl New York nightclubs, theater openings, restaurants and bars to gather anecdotes. Though his renditions were often flatfooted, Lyons was trusted by movie stars, moguls, authors...

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