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Miss America 1959
Date September 6, 1958
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 52
Placements 10
Winner Mary Ann Mobley
Mississippi Mississippi

Miss America 1959, the 32nd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1958 on CBS.

Mary Ann Mobley, the first winner from Mississippi, became an actress, featured in two Elvis Presley films and many television series. Second runner-up Anita Bryant later gained fame as a singer and television spokesperson.

Results[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss America 1959
1st runner-up
  • Iowa Iowa - Joanne Lucille MacDonald
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Preliminary Talent Award
Preliminary Swimsuit Award
Miss Congeniality

External links[edit]


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39 news items

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:19:32 -0800

Mary Ann Mobley, who was crowned Miss America in 1959, died Tuesday in Beverly Hills at age 77. Mary Ann Mobley, who was crowned Miss America in 1959, died Tuesday in Beverly Hills at age 77. Christie D'ZurillaContact Reporter. Mary Ann Mobley, the ...

Deadline.com

Deadline.com
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:48:33 -0800

Mobley, a Mississippi native, launched her acting career on Broadway in the musical Nowhere To Go But Up after serving her year as Miss America 1959. She went on to co-star in Guys And Dolls, a role that led to her first film contract and starring ...

Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-Times
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:13:26 -0800

ASHEVILLE - To launch the season, the Asheville Holiday Parade returns with more than 100 floats and participating groups traveling through downtown Asheville. Between 20,000 and 25,000 people are expected to line the route, which runs from South ...

gulflive.com (blog)

gulflive.com (blog)
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:43:49 -0800

Brad Dye, a University of Mississippi friend who was lieutenant governor from 1980 to 1992, said Mobley brought pride to the state when she was crowned Miss America 1959. "When Mary Ann was selected Miss America, the state of Mississippi was at one of ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:22:30 -0800

Before a new Miss Universe is chosen each year, contestants participate in a parade of "national costumes." Some are subtle, some are spectacular -- and there's always one that's way over the top. Yep, we're talking about you, Miss Canada.

gulflive.com (blog)

gulflive.com (blog)
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:52:28 -0800

JACKSON, Mississippi -- A former Miss America, a former White House spokesman and a Jackson mayor who had a high-profile legal career before taking office were among the notable Mississippians who died during 2014. A top state senator also died, ...

TravelersToday

TravelersToday
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:35:15 -0800

Brad Dye, an University of Mississippi companion who was lieutenant senator from 1980 to 1992, said Mobley brought pride to the state when she was delegated Miss America 1959. "When Mary Ann was selected Miss America, the state of Mississippi was at ...

The Moderate Voice

The Moderate Voice
Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:44:25 -0700

A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New ...
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