Miss America 1942

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Miss America 1942
Date September 12, 1942
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Warner Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 30
Placements 10
Winner Jo-Carroll Dennison
Texas Texas
← 1941
1943 →

Miss America 1942, the 16th Miss America pageant, was held at the Warner Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 12, 1942. Miss Texas, Jo-Carroll Dennison won the title after winning the swimsuit and talent categories. She was the first Miss Texas to win the Miss America title.[1][2]

Dennison became an actress and had roles in films such as Winged Victory. She was married at one time to comedian Phil Silvers.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1942
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10


Preliminary awards

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Other awards

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality


  1. ^ Associated Press (1942-09-13). "Texas Girl Crowned Miss America 1942". Reading Eagle. p. 1.
  2. ^ Associated Press (1942-09-14). "Versatile Miss America Can Rope a Steer or Take Dictation With Equal Skill". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3.

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 (1942)
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