1955 Entertainment


Academy Awards

Best Movie:     "Marty"

Best Actor:      Ernest Borgnine  ("Marty")

Best Actress:   Anna Magnani  ("The Rose Tattoo")






TV Ratings





Billboard Ratings                                          [Hits]

1.  "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White"    Perez Prado

2.  "Rock Around the Clock"                          Bill Haley & the Comets

3.  "The Yellow Rose of Texas"                     Mitch Miller




1. Marjorie Morningstar                    Herman Wouk

2. Auntie Mame                                   Patrick Dennis

3. Andersonville                                  MacKinlay Kantor

4. Bonjour Tristesse                            Françoise Sagan

5. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit   Sloan Wilson

6. Something of Value                         Robert Ruark

7. Not As a Stranger                           Morton Thompson

8. No Time for Sergeants                    Mac Hyman

9. The Tontine                                     Thomas B. Costain

10. Ten North Frederick                     John O'Hara



Miss America: Lee Ann Meriwether (Miss California)