People: People, Jul. 12, 1948

To Have & Have Not

The U.S. Treasury finally got around to the tentative listing of the nation's top wage-earners for 1946.* Cinemagnate Charles P. Skouras (for the second straight year) led the field with $985,300. Other movie folk in the top ten: Director William (The Best Years of Our Lives) Wyler ($432,000) and Bing Crosby ($325,000). Betty ("Legs") Grable, with a tidy $299,300, was the top moneymaker among U.S. women (trumpeting husband Harry James did $100,036 worth of breadwinning in the movies alone). Automaker Charles E. Wilson (General Motors) made $337,193, and the...

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