Sharon Ritchie

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Sharon Ritchie
BornSharon Kay Ritchie
(1937-01-12) January 12, 1937 (age 81)
Grand Island, Nebraska
TitleMiss Colorado 1955
Miss America 1956
PredecessorLee Meriwether
SuccessorMarian McKnight
Don Cherry
(m. 1956; div. 1961)

Kyle Rote
(m. 1965; div. 1972)

Robert M. Fomon
(m. 1975; div. 1984)

Terry Mullin (m. 1992)

Sharon Kay Ritchie (born January 12, 1937) was Miss America in 1956.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ritchie spent her childhood in Grand Island, Nebraska, but hailed from Denver and was later crowned Miss Colorado 1955.

Personal life[edit]

Ritchie was previously married to singer/golfer, Don Cherry; former football player and sportscaster, Kyle Rote; and E. F. Hutton & Co. chairman, Robert M. Fomon.[2] She has two children from her marriage to Cherry.

She has been married to Terry Mullin since 1992.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  2. ^ a b Tauber, Michelle; Neill, Mike; Russell, Lisa; Fowler, Joanne; Dam, Julie; Tresniowski, Alex; Miller, Samantha; Dougherty, Steve; Yu, Ting (October 16, 2000). "American Beauties: 80 Years". People.
  3. ^ "1956: Sharon Ritchie, Denver, Colorado". Retrieved April 7, 2011.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lee Meriwether
Miss America
Succeeded by
Marian McKnight
Preceded by
Barbara Busey
Miss Colorado
Succeeded by
Polly Childs