Miss America 1946

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Miss America 1946
Date September 7, 1946
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 50
Placements 16
Winner Marilyn Buferd
California California
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Miss America 1946, the 20th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 7, 1946.[1]

The winner, Marilyn Buferd, later became an actress, as did fourth runner-up Carol Ohmart and one of the 16 finalists, future Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1946
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 16


Preliminary awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Other awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality


  1. ^ Associated Press (1946-09-08). "Los Angeles Girl Is Miss America". Port Arthur News. p. 1. 

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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