Susan Perkins

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This article is about Miss America 1978. For the English comedian, see Sue Perkins.
Susan Perkins
Born 1954
Middletown, Ohio
Occupation Professional singer, spokesperson and television reporter
Title Miss Clayland 1977
Miss Ohio 1977
Miss America 1978
Predecessor Dorothy Benham
Successor Kylene Barker

Susan Perkins (born 1954), a native of Middletown, Ohio, was Miss America 1978.[1]

She has been a professional singer, spokesperson and television reporter. Susan walked in the New York Marathon with the Achilles Club (which serves disabled and senior athletes) as a guide for an 80 year old former Marine Colonel.

She is married with two children and lives with her family in Weston, Massachusetts. Her oldest son is named Alan a.k.a. Trip, for being the third Alan in the family. Her Youngest daughter is named Brooke.


  1. ^ "There she is, Miss Ohio". Boca Raton News. UPI. September 12, 1977. pp. 3A. Retrieved 15 March 2010. [dead link]
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dorothy Benham
Miss America
Succeeded by
Kylene Barker
Preceded by
Janice Cooley
Miss Ohio
Succeeded by
Joan Gilger