Rosemary LaPlanche

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Rosemary LaPlanche
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Born (1923-10-11)October 11, 1923
Died May 6, 1979(1979-05-06) (aged 55)
Title Miss America 1941
Predecessor Frances Marie Burke
Successor Jo-Carroll Dennison
Spouse(s) Harry Koplan
Children 2

Rosemary E. LaPlanche (October 11, 1923[1] – May 6, 1979) was Miss America in 1941.

Rosemary LaPlanche moved to southern California from Kansas with her mother and sister, Louise LaPlanche, at a very early age.[2] LaPlanche, who lived in Los Angeles, California, was Miss California in both 1940 and 1941.[3] A new rule after her victory disallowed contestants from competing at the national level more than once.[4] She also had an active career as a movie actress. She was married to Harry Koplan from 1947 until his death in 1973, and had two children: a daughter Carol and son Terry.

LaPlanche became an actress, appearing in films such as Angels' Alley and in episodes of television programs like The Donna Reed Show. Her sister Louise LaPlanche also was an actress.


  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905-1995". Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Carolin, Lisa (2012-09-08). "Former Hollywood actress Louise LaPlanche of Ann Arbor dies at 93". Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Miss California History". Miss California. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Miss America History 1941". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 

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Preceded by
Frances Marie Burke
Miss America
Succeeded by
Jo-Carroll Dennison
Preceded by
Marguerite Skliris
Miss California
1940 & 1941
Succeeded by
Lucille Lambert