Neva Jane Langley
|Neva Jane Langley|
|Born||January 25, 1933
|Died||November 18, 2012 (aged 79)
|Title||Miss America 1953|
|Predecessor||Colleen Kay Hutchins|
Neva Jane Langley Fickling (January 25, 1933 – November 18, 2012) was an American beauty pageant queen.
Langley was born in Lakeland, Florida. As a college sophomore she transferred to Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. While attending that college she became Miss Macon, Miss Georgia, and then Miss America 1953.
Ms. Langley's first television appearance as Miss America was on What's My Line (September 14, 1952) as the mystery guest. She rode the grand prize most-beautiful float by a commercial firm, called "America The Beautiful", in the January 1, 1953, Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
On November 18, 2012, Langley died of cancer at the age of 79.
- Associated Press (1952-09-25). "Home Town Gives Miss America Noisy Welcome". Sarasota Herald. p. 7.
- Associated Press (1953-01-03). ""Miss America" Rides In Rose Parade". Sarasota Herald Tribune. p. 1.
- "Georgia's Only "Miss America" Neva Fickling Passes Away Sunday". 41 NBC. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
|Awards and achievements|
Colleen Kay Hutchins
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