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Miss America 1977

Miss America 1977
Date September 11, 1976
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Dorothy Benham

Miss America 1977, the 50th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 11, 1976 on NBC Network.

Pageant winner Dorothy Benham became a singer, appearing often on the Crystal Cathedral religious-themed program Hour of Power.

Among the other contestants in 1977 was Miss Florida, actress Nancy Stafford, who would co-star with Andy Griffith in the TV series Matlock, and actress Karen Kopins, who was Miss Connecticut. Another was Patsy Paugh, entered as Miss West Virginia, who was the mother of ill-fated Jon Benet Ramsey.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1977
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  • Texas - Carmen McCollum
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Preliminary Talent Award
Preliminary Swimsuit Award

External links

  • Miss America official website
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