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Miss America 1947

Miss America 1947
Date September 6, 1947
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 54
Placements 15
Winner Barbara Jo Walker
Miss Memphis

Miss America 1947, the 21st Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1947.[1] Barbara Jo Walker was the last Miss America to be crowned in her swimsuit, as well as the last contestant to represent just a city, rather than her state.[2] Margaret Marshall, representing Canada, captured the swimsuit competition and placed third overall in the pageant.[3]


  • Results 1
    • Placements 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1947
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 15
Swimsuit Winner
Talent Winner


  1. ^ United Press (1947-09-08). "New Miss America Planning Return To College". Toledo Blade. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "1947 Barbara Walker". Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (1947-09-08). "Miss Canada Nearly Miss America Wins Third Place At Atlantic City". Montreal Gazette. p. 1. 

Secondary sources

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company.  

External links

  • Miss America official website
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