1959 Miss America Pageant
Pageant Results > Miss America Pageant > 1959 Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959, of Mississippi, was crowned in September 1958 by her predecessor Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America 1958, of Colorado.
Miss America 1959 Mary Ann Mobley, the first of two Miss Mississippi's to win the crown.
Mobley became a successful actress who starred in a number of movies and appeared in the hit TV series Different Strokes and Falcon Crest.
She married actor Gary Collins with whom she has one daughter Clancy.
She and Collins eventually became co-hosts for the Miss America pageant, who became the Pageant's emcee.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, Mobley has become an inspiring role model for others suffering from the disease.
Copyright, ©Pageant Center, 1998. All rights reserved. This material is fully protected by US copyright law. No content on this website can be reproduced or otherwise used without written permission from pageantcenter.com.
PageantCenter.com is not affiliated in any way with the Miss America Organization. Miss America® is a registered trademark of the Miss America Organization.
Find pageants near you
Add your pageant Free!
Miss Teen USA
Miss Americas Teen