Milestones Jan. 15, 1996

AILING. MARCELLO MASTROIANNI, 72, actor; from kidney trouble; in Milan. His illness has forced the versatile screen star to postpone a reunion with his first love, the stage.

DIED. RICHARD VERSALLE, 63, tenor; of an apparent heart attack; at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Poised on a ladder, Versalle was performing the opening scene of The Makropulos Case when he was stricken and fell to the stage. He had just sung the line, "You can only live so long."

DIED. LITA GREY CHAPLIN, 88, actress; in Woodland Hills, California. At 12, she was Charlie Chaplin's new star in...

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