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Miss America 1955

Miss America 1955
Date September 11, 1954
Presenters Bob Russell (entertainer)
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster ABC
Entrants 50
Placements 10
Winner Lee Ann Meriwether
Miss California
Miss America 1955, the 28th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 11, 1954, and marked the first live nationally televised broadcast of the competition on ABC.[1][2]



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1955
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Preliminary Talent winners Linda Maud Weisbrod (Miss Washington D.C.), Barbara Maxine Quinlan (Miss Ohio) & Janice Hutton (Miss Michigan)/Heather-Jo Taferner (Miss New York City)(tied).
Preliminary Swimsuit winners Lee Ann Merriwether (Miss Calkifornia), Ann Gloria Daniel (Miss Florida) & Polly Rankin Suber (Miss South Carolina).
Miss Congeniality Patsy Bruce (Miss Illinois)


  1. ^ Associated Press and United Press (1954-09-12). "'I Hope My Daddy Knows'". Ogden Standard-Examiner. p. 1. 
  2. ^ United Press (1954-09-13). "Bay City Plans Welcome For Miss America". Bakersfield Californian. p. 1, 2. 

External links

  • Miss America official website
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