January 22, 1959

CECIL B. DEMILLE: Hollywood, 21 – The famous American film director Cecil B. DeMille died here today at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. His daughter and son-in-law were at his bedside when he died. DeMille was born on August 12, 1881 and studied at the Pennsylvania Military College in Chester, Pennsylvania, and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. In 1902 he married Constance Adams. They had a daughter, Cecilia, and adopted three other children, John, Richard and Katherine. DeMille was the founder and president of a commercial firm in California from 1918-1923. For a decade he was a playwright and producer. In 1913 he got involved in films. Until 1951 he was the organizer and producer of theatrical and radio programs. DeMille produced the films «The Ten Commandments,» «The Sign of the Cross,» «King of Kings,» «Cleopatra» and «Samson and Delilah» among others. EISENHOWER: Washington, 16 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower said today he was willing to compromise in differences with the Russians but the US would not be pushed aside on any issue. «We have to be reasonable,» he said. «It is difficult for me to swallow the claim by (Soviet First Deputy Premier) Anastas Mikoyan that any Russian proposal is aimed at serving peace.»

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