Sandra Lynne Becker

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Sandra Lynne Becker (April 5, 1947 – May 15, 2015)[1] was born in Covina, California. She competed in many beauty pageants during her senior year of high school, and in 1965 became the youngest woman ever to receive the Miss California crown.[2] After winning the crown, Becker traveled with Bob Hope to Vietnam with the USO tour.[citation needed] She also performed with many young American singers at the time, including Perry Como, Angela Lansbury, and Tennessee Ernie Ford. During a 5-year contract with Warner Brother Studios she appeared in several films and TV shows, including Bewitched, Marcus Welby, M.D., and Here Come the Brides.

Later years[edit]

Becker has two daughters. She resided in Sacramento, California in 2006, where she worked as a realtor and sang for Christian women's clubs around the nation.[citation needed]

She died May 15, 2015 in Sacramento California, at the age of 68.[3]


  1. ^ "Sandra Becker-Balman's Obituary on The Sacramento Bee". The Sacramento Bee.
  2. ^ "Miss California History". Miss California. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  3. ^ B, Tom (20 July 2015). "Boot Hill: RIP Sandra Lynne Becker".
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sherri Raap
Miss California
Succeeded by
Charlene Dallas