Rosemary LaPlanche

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Rosemary LaPlanche
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Born (1923-10-11)October 11, 1923
Died May 6, 1979(1979-05-06) (aged 55)
Title Miss America 1941
Predecessor Frances Marie Burke
Successor Jo-Carroll Dennison
Spouse(s) Harry Koplan

Rosemary E. LaPlanche (October 11, 1923[1] – May 6, 1979) was Miss America in 1941.

Rosemary LaPlanche moved to southern California from Kansas with her mother and sister, Louise LaPlanche, at a very early age.[2] LaPlanche, who lived in Los Angeles, California, was Miss California in both 1940 and 1941.[3] A new rule after her victory disallowed contestants from competing at the national level more than once.[4] She also had an active career as a movie actress. She was married to Harry Koplan from 1947 until his death in 1973, and had two children: a daughter Carol and son Terry.


  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905-1995". Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Carolin, Lisa (2012-09-08). "Former Hollywood actress Louise LaPlanche of Ann Arbor dies at 93". Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Miss California History". Miss California. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Miss America History 1941". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 

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Preceded by
Frances Marie Burke
Miss America
Succeeded by
Jo-Carroll Dennison
Preceded by
Marguerite Skliris
Miss California
1940 & 1941
Succeeded by
Lucille Lambert