Miss America Pageant Results 1937

1937 Miss America Pageant

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Bette Cooper, Miss Bertrand Island, New Jersey, was named Miss America 1937 after entering the local Miss Bertrand Island contest on a dare from friends.

Bette Cooper Miss America 1937
Bette Cooper, Miss Bertrand Island, was named Miss America 1937... and promptly disappeared with her handsome bachelor chaperone.


Once she surfaced, the queen kept the title, but quietly returned home to resume her studies. After graduating, Cooper married engineer William Moore, with whom she had two children, William and Cheryl.

  • Miss America 1937: Bette Cooper, Miss Bertrand Island, New Jersey
  • 1st runner-up: Alice Emerick, Miss Texas
  • 2nd runner-up: Ruth McLean Covington, Miss North Carolina
  • 3rd runner-up: Phyllis Randall, Miss California (tie)
  • 3rd runner-up: Irmigard Dietel, Miss Miami, Florida (tie)

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