Miss America 1942

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Miss America 1942
DateSeptember 12, 1942
PresentersBob Russell
VenueWarner Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants30
Placements10
WinnerJo-Carroll Dennison
Texas Texas
← 1941
1943 →

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.[1][2]

Dennison became an actress and had roles in films such as Winged Victory. She was married at one time to comedian Phil Silvers.

Results[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss America 1942
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10

Awards[edit]

Preliminary awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness
Talent

Other awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (1942-09-13). "Texas Girl Crowned Miss America 1942". Reading Eagle. p. 1.
  2. ^ Associated Press (1942-09-14). "Versatile Miss America Can Rope a Steer or Take Dictation With Equal Skill". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3.

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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