Milestones: Feb. 25, 1985

DIED. Henry Hathaway, 86, reliable Hollywood action-movie director who learned the trade from prop boy up and from 1932 crafted more than 60 rousing adventures, big-sky westerns and film noir mysteries that starred some of the screen's greatest names, including Gary Cooper (The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, 1935), James Stewart (Call Northside 777, 1948), Tyrone Power (The Black Rose, 1950), James Mason (The Desert Fox, 1951) and John Wayne (True Grit, 1969); in Los Angeles.

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