Deep in the Hearts of Texas: UT Sweethearts, Beauties, and Bluebonnet Belles

     
Idanell Brill large image of Idanell Brill, 1938 Sweetheart large image of Idanell Brill with her husband Governor John Connallyand President Lyndon B. Johnson   Idanell Brill, 1938 Sweetheart, also captured the heart of her husband Governor John Connally, shown with President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Sweetheart CN 04992, with LBJ CN 08696
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Alicia Wiggs as a Bluebonnet Belle finalist in 1949. She later married Texas football player and Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry.

PPC: UT Beauties and Sweethearts
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  Alicia Wiggs
     
Kathryn Grandstaff   Kathryn Grandstaff was a finalist for both Sweetheart and Bluebonnet Belle in 1952. She later became Bing Crosby's sweetheart, marrying the legendary entertainer in 1957.

PPC: Crosby, Bing and family
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Bonnie Bland assumed the throne as 1947 Aqua Queen.

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  Bonnie Bland
     
Betty Jane Slaughter   In 1941, Betty Jane Slaughter was a Bluebonnet Belle nominee. Years later, she became First Lady of Texas as the wife of Governor Dolph Briscoe.

CN 10833; CN 10834
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