|Born||December 19, 1936
Manning, South Carolina
|Title||Miss America 1957|
|Successor||Marilyn Van Derbur|
She earned the 1957 Miss America title with a Marilyn Monroe act in the talent portion, and later worked with Monroe's ex-husband, Joe DiMaggio, for a Virginia supplier of military bases. Despite the contention of Monroe biographer Donald Spoto, McKnight denied that she and DiMaggio were romantically involved.
- South Carolina's first Miss America, Marian McKnight The Hartsville Messenger, May 20, 2005 (removed from site)
- "Miss America: Road to Success or Heartbreak?".
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Marilyn Van Derbur
|Miss South Carolina
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