Miss America 1941

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Miss America 1941
Date September 6, 1941
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 43
Placements 15
Winner Rosemary LaPlanche
California California

Miss America 1941, the 15th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1941.[1] Shortly after the crowning of Miss California, Rosemary LaPlanche, who had been first runner-up in 1940, the pageant committee adopted this rule: "No contestant can compete in Atlantic City for the title of Miss America more than once",[2] thus eliminating future state winners with more than one attempt at the national title.

LaPlanche became a film actress, as did her sister, Louise LaPlanche.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1941
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15
Miss Congeniality


  1. ^ Associated Press (1941-09-08). "Rosemary is Miss America". Indiana (PA) Evening Gazette. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "No contestant...". Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

Secondary sources[edit]

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7. 

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