Dorothy Benham during the Miss America 1977 USO show tour in Korea
December 11, 1955 |
|Education||Attended & Graduated Southwest High School, Class of 1973, Minneapolis, MN. (Homecoming Queen 1973)|
|Title||Miss Minnesota 1976
Miss America 1977
Dorothy Benham was born to Archie and Mary Dorothy Tuomi Benham. She attended Southwest High School in Minneapolis, MN and graduated in 1973. She sang in her high school choir. She has one sister named Totiana and two brothers named Sean and Archibald. Benham currently lives in Edina, Minnesota.
On May 26, 1978, she married her first husband Russell Anderson, an American ice hockey defenseman in the NHL who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, with whom she has four children, Adam, Russell, Ben and Mia.
On December 31, 1991, she married Michael McGowan with whom she has two children named Madeline and Richard.
- "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
- "Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001". Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 31, 2010.
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