Debra Maffett and Ronald Letterman in 1983
|Born||November 9, 1956|
|Education||University of Houston|
Sam Houston State University
|Occupation||Television personality, producer, media consultant, speaker, songwriter, singer|
|Home town||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Title||Miss California 1982|
Miss America 1983
|Successor||Vanessa L. Williams|
|Awards||Emmy Nomination Best Host|
Early life and education
Although she competed in the Miss Texas pageant several years without winning, she moved to California and was subsequently crowned Miss California 1982. She represented California when she won the Miss America crown. Some controversy arose after it was revealed that Maffett underwent nasal surgery to correct her deviated septum.
Maffett served as a host on, "PM Magazine," NBC and CBS pilots, "Guinness Book of World Records with David Frost," "Alive and Well," "TNN Country News," Hot, Hip and Country, "Making Healthy Choices," and " The Harvest Show."
Maffett appeared in the episode of "Matlock" that aired December 1, 1987 entitled The Network as News Anchor Terry McNeil.
- Miss America Fates and Fortunes Retrieved 2018-04-14.
- IMDB Biography of Debra Sue Maffett
- "Miss California History". Miss California. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
- Tauber, Michelle; Neill, Mike; Russell, Lisa; Fowler, Joanne; Dam, Julie; Tresniowski, Alex; Miller, Samantha; Dougherty, Steve; Yu, Ting (October 16, 2000). "American Beauties: 80 Years". People.
|Awards and achievements|
| Miss America
| Miss California
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