Miss America 1956

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Miss America 1956
Date September 10, 1955
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster ABC
Entrants 50
Placements 10
Winner Sharon Ritchie
Colorado Colorado
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Miss America 1956, the 29th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 10, 1955 and was broadcast of the competition on ABC.

Sharon Ritchie became the first Miss Colorado to be the winner. As she was crowned, master of ceremonies Bert Parks performed the song "There She Is..." for the first time.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1956
1st runner-up
  • Oregon Oregon - Dorothy Mae Johnson
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10


Preliminary awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Other awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality
  • Hawaii Hawaii - Barbara Mamo Vieira


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