People: People, Jan. 10, 1949

Hollywood's blonde Virginia Mayo,

who has been working at being an actress, got a not-so-helping hand from Stars & Stripes: election as Miss Cheesecake of 1948.

Veteran Cinemactor Charles Boyer, now breaking in on Broadway in Red Gloves, was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honor, for founding in Los Angeles a nonprofit cultural institution dedicated to French-American friendship.

Bing Crosby, 44, was named the nation's No. 1 box-office draw, for the fifth straight year, by Motion Picture Herald. Runner-up: Betty Grable. No. 3: Abbott & Costello.

To the kids of America, the...

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