Bill Vaughan
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Born: October 8, 1915

Died: February 25, 1977 (age 61)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Journalist, columnist

Bio: William E. Vaughan was an American columnist and author. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, he wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star from 1946 until his death in 1977. He was published in Reader's Digest and Better Homes and Gardens under the pseudonym Burton Hillis. He attended Washington University in St. Louis.

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