The first Filipov award goes to Dinah Shore, chanteuse and TV personality of the 40's and 50's. According to her good friend, entertainer Steve Lawrence,
"She was a wonderful cook, by the way. Chinese food she would make like you can't believe! Oh my goodness, she could have opened a Chinese restaurant. You would not have known Dinah Shore was in the kitchen putting out that Chinese food. ... She had woks built into the kitchen, you know those holes where the actual wok goes into the fire. Not a make-believe thing where you put a ring over it."