Miss America 1960

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Miss America 1960
Date September 12, 1959
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 54
Placements 10
Winner Lynda Lee Mead
Mississippi Mississippi

Miss America 1960, the 33rd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 12, 1959 on CBS.

Pageant winner Lynda Lee Mead was the second Miss Mississippi in a row to wear the crown, succeeding actress Mary Ann Mobley.

Among the other contestants was Ann Penelope Marston of Michigan, an archery champion who had appeared on the cover of the Aug. 8, 1955 edition of Sports Illustrated. Her skill with a bow and arrow won Marston the talent portion of the 1960 pageant.

Dawn Wells, later to star on the television series Gilligan's Island, represented Nevada in the Miss America 1960 competition.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1960
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  • Arizona Arizona - Patricia Anne Allebrand
Top 10
Preliminary Talent Award
Preliminary Swimsuit Award
Miss Congeniality

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