U.S. soldiers in eight theaters of operations around the world were polled to name their screen favorites. At ceremonies at Walter Reed hospital in Washington on June 11, 1945, the stars gathered to accept their Gl Oscars. Left to right, seated: are Rita Hayworth, "Glamour Girl"; Jennifer Jones, "Best actress"; Josephine Houston, soloist at ceremonies. Standing from left are Leo McCarey, "Best director"; Eddie Bracken, "Best comedian"; Milton Berle, master of ceremonies at program; Maj. Gen. Norman T. Kirk, who presented the awards; and Bing Crosby "Best actor."
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