Miss America 1955

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Miss America 1955
Date September 11, 1954
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster ABC
Entrants 50
Placements 10
Winner Lee Ann Meriwether
California California

Miss America 1955, the 28th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 11, 1954, and marked the first live nationally televised broadcast of the competition on ABC.[1][2]

Crowned the winner was Lee Meriwether, who later came to fame as co-star of the television series Barnaby Jones and as the character Catwoman in the 1966 film version of Batman.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1955
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Preliminary Talent Award
Preliminary Swimsuit Award
Miss Congeniality



  1. ^ Associated Press and United Press (1954-09-12). "'I Hope My Daddy Knows'". Ogden Standard-Examiner. p. 1. 
  2. ^ United Press (1954-09-13). "Bay City Plans Welcome For Miss America". Bakersfield Californian. p. 1, 2. 

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