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The Queen has selected Mr. JAMES GUNN,
A.R..A. to paint her State por- trait. The State por- trait is the a p proved off! c 1 a 1 likeness of the Sove- reign and
serves as a
prototy p e
lrom which copies can be made for distribution to British Government building abroad.-A.A.P.
LADY BIRRIN, for- merly JANET JOHNSON,
an Austra- lian act- ress, has given birth to a son and heir in Dublin. She and her hus- band,, Sir C h a r 1 es Birkln,
whom she married in 1940, have two daughters.
IRVING REIS, direc- tor of "The Fourposter,"
"The Bac helor and the
Bobby - S o x e r," "Time Out for Mur- der," "All My Sons," and other films, died yesterd a y of a can
eel He was 47.-A A.P.