Milestones, Oct. 23, 1950

Born. To Margaret Whiting, 26, strawberry-blonde jukebox and radio songstress (It Might As Well Be Spring, Slipping Around), and Louis F. Busch, 37, Capitol Record Inc. executive: their first child, a daughter; in Hollywood. Name: Deborah Louise. Weight: 9 Ibs. 2 oz.

Died. Ernest Haycox, 51, "the Somerset Maugham of the western," spinner of some 300 published Wild West yarns, including Union Pacific, Stagecoach; of cancer; in Portland, Ore.

Died. Pauline Lord, 60, Broadway star of the '20s and '30s; after long illness; in Alamogordo, N. Mex. Though her greatest roles were tragic (Anna in Anna Christie, Zenobia in Ethan Frome), she showed...

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