People: Oct. 9, 2000

ONE RICH BLOND

A California bankruptcy court last week awarded ANNA NICOLE SMITH, she of the breasts, $449.7 million, an amount the judge said was the former Playboy Playmate's rightful inheritance from a blink-and-you-missed-it marriage to the late oil baron Howard Marshall. The two met in a Houston topless bar, where Smith was working as a stripper. When they married in 1994, she was a nubile 26 and he was 89--but a young 89. Marshall died one year later, leaving two sons to fight with their stepmother over an estimated $1.6 billion fortune. The court ruled that Pierce Marshall had made...

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