Milestones: Jul. 20, 1987

DIED. Howard M. Teichmann, 71, witty playwright and biographer of George S. Kaufman, Alexander Woollcott and Henry Fonda; of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease); in New York City. A stylish writer and raconteur, the Chicago-born Teichmann scored a solid hit on Broadway with his 1953 comedy, The Solid Gold Cadillac, co-written with Kaufman.

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