1952 Entertainment


Academy Awards

Best Movie:     "Greatest Show on Earth"

Best Actor:      Gary Cooper ("High Noon")

Best Actress:   Shirley Booth ("Come Back Little Sheba")



TV Ratings

1.  "I Love Lucy"

2. "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts"



Billboard Ratings                  [Hits]

1. "Blue Tango"                      Leroy Anderson

2. "Wheel of Fortune"             Kay Starr

3. "Cry"                                   Johnnie Ray




1. The Silver Chalice               Thomas B. Costain

2. The Caine Mutiny                Herman Wouk

3. East of Eden                        John Steinbeck

4. My Cousin Rachel               Daphne du Maurier

5. Steamboat Gothic                Frances Parkinson Keyes

6. Giant                                   Edna Ferber

7. The Old Man and the Sea   Ernest Hemingway

8. The Gown of Glory             Agnes Sligh Turnbull

9. The Saracen Blade              Frank Yerby

10. The Houses in Between     Howard Spring



Miss America: Colleen Kay Hutchins  (Miss Utah)