Miss America 1966

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Miss America 1966
DateSeptember 11, 1965
PresentersBert Parks
Bess Myerson
VenueBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
WinnerDeborah Bryant
Kansas Kansas
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Miss America 1966, the 39th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 11, 1965[1] on CBS Network.

Deborah Bryant became the first Miss Kansas to win the crown. The judges for this year's pageant included actress Joan Crawford.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1966
1st runner-up
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
  • Iowa Iowa - Marie Mushro


  1. ^ Associated Press (1965-09-13). "From Freckles to Miss America". Miami News. p. 12B.

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