Miss America Pageant Results 1966

1966 Miss America Pageant - Debra Bryant Miss Kansas wins

Deborah Bryant, Miss Kansas, won the 1966 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was crowned in Convention Hall by her predecessor, the popular Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Miss America 1965, of Arizona.

Miss America 1966 Debby Bryant
Miss America 1966 Deborah Bryant, Miss Kansas, performed a "vaudevillian act" during the talent competition.


Bryant went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa and become a TV commentator for Miss America Pageant broadcasts. She married Phoenix auto dealer Brent Berge and has five children.

all Miss Americas

  • Miss America 1966: Deborah Bryant, Miss Kansas
  • 1st runner-up: Patricia Alice Puckett, Miss Mississippi
  • 2nd runner-up: Eileen Mary Smith, Miss Indiana
  • 3rd runner-up: Carol Lynn Blum, Miss Florida
  • 4th runner-up: Sharon Mae Singstock, Miss Wisconsin

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