People: Feb. 25, 1985

Madonna e mobile. She has already moved from records to videos to movies; she is seen around with Sean Penn; someone is even publishing her biography next month. She is 24 and has been hot in the music business for all of six months. Or is that a lifetime these days? Her year-old first album, called Madonna, is now double platinum (meaning more than 2 million sales). Her second, Like a Virgin, came out three months ago and is triple platinum. Born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Bay City, Mich., the former Alvin Ailey dancer is among the sultriest of the video...

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