Milestones Mar. 22, 1999

DIED. GARSON KANIN, 86, playwright and director whose Born Yesterday (1946 on stage, 1950 in film) is considered a comedy classic; in New York. With his wife, the actress Ruth Gordon, Kanin wrote the scripts for several of the more celebrated movie pairings of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, including Adam's Rib (1949) and Pat and Mike (1952). He also claimed some credit for his brother Michael's screenplay for Woman of the Year (1942).

DIED. YEHUDI MENUHIN, 82, icon of 20th century music and world-renowned humanitarian; of heart failure; in Berlin. A few years after stunning a San Francisco audience...

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