Miss America 1942, the 16th Miss America pageant, was held at the Warner Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 12, 1942. Miss Texas, Jo-Carroll Dennison won the title after winning the swimsuit and talent categories. She was the first Miss Texas to win the Miss America title.
Dennison became an actress and had roles in films such as Winged Victory. She was married at one time to comedian Phil Silvers.
- ^ Associated Press (1942-09-13). "Texas Girl Crowned Miss America 1942". Reading Eagle. p. 1.
- ^ Associated Press (1942-09-14). "Versatile Miss America Can Rope a Steer or Take Dictation With Equal Skill". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3.
- Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7.