Miss America 1939

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Miss America 1939
Date September 9, 1939
Venue Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 43
Placements 15
Winner Patricia Donnelly
Michigan Michigan
← 1938
1940 →

Miss America 1939, the 13th Miss America pageant, was the last pageant to be held at the famed Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[1] The finals were held on Saturday, September 9, 1939, and Miss Michigan, Patricia Donnelly, was crowned Miss America 1939.[2] The Miss Congeniality Award was also introduced at the 1939 competition.

Donnelly later became a singer and actress. Third runner-up Marguerita Skliris became the actress Margia Dean, who starred in such Hollywood films as Seven Women from Hell and The Quatermass Xperiment. Fourth runner-up Rose Marie Elliott had a successful musical career on the Broadway stage as Rose Marie Brown.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1939
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15


Preliminary awards

Awards Contestant

Other awards

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality


  1. ^ "Miss America History 1939". Archived from the original on September 24, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Miss America Seeks Ways To Mother's Bills". Ogden Standard. Associated Press. September 11, 1939. p. 8.

Secondary sources

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7.

External links

  • Miss America official website
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Miss_America_1939&oldid=859701634"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_America_1939
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Miss America 1939"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA