updated 04/14/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 04/14/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
I chuckled my way through your second annual Readers' Poll (PEOPLE, March 24) and enjoyed every line.
You were unfair to make out that the stars who got the lower ratings on your suggestion lists were losers. The way I see it, they must be doing pretty well to make these lists at all.
President Carter "the most trusted" politician? Did the Ayatollah get the "most benevolent clergyman" vote? Come on, America, let's quit being so trusting and elect people who can handle the job.
Women for President? I thought Rosalynn Carter was the President.
If a starlet's popularity is determined by how undressed, overrated, overexposed and overhyped she is, then Bo Derek should be a has-been by sometime around Memorial Day.
I could not agree with any poll that would rate Neil No. 5. He's a No. 1.
Mary Ann Prellwitz
Arlington Heights, Ill.
"Would you like to be Jane Fonda?" By asking that instead of "Do you like..." you were implying that most women don't like themselves and would rather be someone rich, famous or controversial. I'm glad that 83 percent were able to see through your stupid question and answered no. And why didn't you ask males if they'd like to be Robert Redford and females if they'd like to marry Redford?
As a member of the younger generation, I'd like to say we know we didn't "discover" George Burns. We're all tickled that an 84-year-old survivor discovered us.
Shasta Lee Hatter
Boo, hiss, to the boring-women-on-TV findings. Bonnie Franklin has zest, enthusiasm and comes on the screen with an "alive" and bubbly personality. How about Anne Meara or Charlie's Angels, who cannot act their way out of a wet paper bag?
Leave Bruce Jenner to the Wheaties set. In this family there are two life-size posters of Dave Kingman, one for my 4-year-old son and one for me.
Evidently the only athletes your pollees know are the ones who do TV commercials. I have three names to add: Bert Jones, Ken Stabler and Dan Pastorini.
Jewell Valley, Va.
It's obvious your poll was taken before the Olympics and before goalie Jim Craig made his Coke commercial. Craig could also take over the "sexiest athlete" and "best-looking" categories, to say nothing of favorite TV personality. Who will ever forget him standing on the ice looking for his father in the crowd after that gold medal game?
I went to clinics for five years before giving birth to my son. Any breakthrough for couples who can't have children is wonderful. What is "repulsive" and "immoral" is abortion.
Streisand & Summer
Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer the top two singers? You mean Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. I don't give a hoot about the "t" coming before the "u."
Hurrah! Finally, my favorite group has made it as the No. 1 group in the country. No blood, no fire, no gimmicks; just great music.
You failed to mention that Linda Ronstadt came in third without a 79 release. That's staying power.
I really resent the statement: "At the bottom of the list were Chic, the Knack and of course, Kiss." Just what do you mean, "and of course, Kiss"?
San Luis Obispo. Calif.
May I add a resounding vote for America's most accomplished lady of the silver screen, Sissy Spacek?
She was not included because the sample was taken prior to her remarkable performance in Coal Miner's Daughter.
One-third never heard of Blondie's Deborah Harry? Next year poll some real readers.