Miss America Pageant Results 1958

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
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.

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Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1958, was adorable during the pageant's on-stage interviews.

Miss America 1958 Mary Ann Mobley began a successful television career shortly after her reign.

  • Miss America 1959: Mary Ann Mobley, Miss Mississippi
  • 1st runner-up: Joanne Lucille MacDonald, Miss Iowa
  • 2nd runner-up: Anita Bryant, Miss Oklahoma
  • 3rd runner-up: Sandra Lee Jennings, Miss California
  • 4th runner-up: Betty Lane Evans, Miss North Carolina


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