Miss America 1970

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Miss America 1970
Date September 6, 1969
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Pamela Eldred
Michigan Michigan
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Miss America 1970, the 43rd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1969.[1]

Second runner-up Susan Anton became a successful actress and singer. First runner-up Kathy Baumann also became an actress, guest-starring in several television series, including a featured role in the Jan. 5, 1974 episode of M*A*S*H.



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1970
1st runner-up
  • Ohio Ohio - Kathy Lynn Baumann
2nd runner-up (tie)
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10


Preliminary awards

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Other awards

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality

Nebraska Nebraska - Jane Deliese Briggeman


State Name Hometown Age Talent Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Ann Fowler Birmingham 21 Vocal "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" from Fiddler on the Roof Alabama's Junior Miss 1966
Alaska Alaska Gwenn Gregg Anchorage 18 Art & Poetry Interpretation "The Wonder of Color"
Arizona Arizona Kathleen Ennis Tucson 20 Original Comedy Monologue "Interview with Cleopatra, Shirley Temple and Tiny Tim"
Arkansas Arkansas Marilyn Allen North Little Rock 20 Acrobatic Ballet "Theme from Exodus"
California California Susan Ellen Anton Yucaipa 18 Vocal "Get Happy" & "Put On a Happy Face" 2nd runner-up (tie)
Colorado Colorado Adria Easton Boulder 21 Baton Twirling "Medley from Funny Girl" Top 10
Connecticut Connecticut Carol Jean Norval Stafford Springs 21 Organ "St. Louis Blues" Preliminary Swimsuit
Delaware Delaware Margo Ewing Wilmington 19 Vocal Interpretation "My Mother's Wedding Day"
Florida Florida Lynne Edea Topping Marco Island 20 Ballet "Kismet"
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Marilyn Olley Marietta 19 Dramatic Interpretation & Dance "Romeo and Juliet"
Hawaii Hawaii Sheryl Hung Lan Lokelani Akaka Honolulu 22 Piano "Piano in E-flat Major" Top 10
Idaho Idaho Diana Hopperstad Twin Falls 19 Folk Song w/Tambourine & Drum Solo "Both Sides, Now"
Illinois Illinois Dulcie Scripture Elgin 20 Piano "Khachaturian's Toccata" Non-finalist Talent
Indiana Indiana Jill Jackson Anderson 18 Vocal/Dance "Much More" from The Fantasticks
Iowa Iowa Lois Koth[2] Alta 20 Pipe Organ "Toccata" by Charles-Marie Widor Non-finalist Talent
Kansas Kansas Margo Sue Schroeder Hillsboro 18 Piano "Sunny"
Kentucky Kentucky Louisa Flook Richmond 20 Dramatic Monologue from Little Moon of Alban by James Costigan
Louisiana Louisiana Sharon Branaman New Iberia 19 Classical Vocal "Olympia's Aria" from The Tales of Hoffmann
Maine Maine Kirsten Elizabeth Bell Caribou 18 Piano "Theme from The Apartment"
Maryland Maryland Margaret Elaine Mackle Cecilton 21 Dramatic Monologue
Massachusetts Massachusetts Georgina Hossfeld Burlington 22 Piano "Grieg's Piano Concerto" & "Bumble Boogie" Top 10
Michigan Michigan Pamela Eldred Birmingham 21 Ballet "Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet" Miss America 1970
Minnesota Minnesota Judy Mendenhall Edina 18 Flute "The Swiss Shepherd's Song" by Pietro Morlacchi 4th runner-up Preliminary Talent
Mississippi Mississippi Jane Foshee Hattiesburg 19 Vocal/Soft Shoe Dance "Makin' Whoopee" Mississippi's Junior Miss 1967
Missouri Missouri Frances Biesemeyer New Franklin 18 Art Presentation "Talk to the Animals" Non-finalist Talent
Montana Montana Jeanne Meek Bridger 22 Piano "Toccata" by Paul Ben-Haim
Nebraska Nebraska Jane Deliese Briggeman Seward 21 Musical Interpretation "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" & "Fantaisie-Impromptu" Miss Congeniality
Nevada Nevada Karen Wastun Yerington 21 Dramatic Presentation "Lizzie" from The Rainmaker
New Hampshire New Hampshire Catherine Zanichkowsky Nashua 19 Vocal Medley "Go Tell It on the Mountain" & "Blowin' in the Wind"
New Jersey New Jersey Cheryl Carter Matawan 19 Piano "Theme from An Affair to Remember" 2nd runner-up (tie)
New Mexico New Mexico Pat Brummett Hobbs 21 Classical Vocal "Caro Nome" from Rigoletto Top 10 Preliminary Talent
New York (state) New York Linda Trybus Snyder 20 Song & Dance "Mary Poppins Medley" Top 10
North Carolina North Carolina Patricia Johnson Winston-Salem 20 Semi-Classical Vocal from Porgy and Bess Non-finalist Talent
North Dakota North Dakota Charlene Seifert Gascoyne 21 Comedy Monologue "Sleeping Beauty"
Ohio Ohio Kathy Lynn Baumann Bowling Green 19 Gymnastics Dance "Those Were the Days" 1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit
Preliminary Talent
Oklahoma Oklahoma Jeanne Gambrell Tulsa 22 Ballet/Jazz Dance "Hair" and "Aquarius" from Hair
Oregon Oregon Margie Elaine Huhta Astoria 20 Vocal Medley "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" & "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Trudy Lee Pedersen Etters 18 Vocal "The Sound of Music"
Rhode Island Rhode Island Jeanne Bursley Barrington 20 Vocal/Dance "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
South Carolina South Carolina Brantlee Price Newberry 19 Vocal "Got a Lot o' Living to Do"
South Dakota South Dakota Nancy Nickelson Belle Fourche 20 Folk Singing & Guitar "If I Had Wings"
Tennessee Tennessee Mary Cox Johnson City 20 Semi-Classical Vocal "One Kiss" from The New Moon Non-finalist Talent
Texas Texas Dana Dowell White Oak 19 Drum Set "Cute"
Utah Utah Susan Nielson Salt Lake City 20 Ballet "Eleven Studies for Eleven Players" by Ned Rorem
Vermont Vermont Barbara Schmitt South Hero 21 Comedy Reading "Archy and Mehitabel"
Virginia Virginia Sydney Lewis Hampton 19 Original Monologue "Prisoner at the Bar" Non-finalist Talent
Washington (state) Washington Marsha Covey Moses Lake 19 Vocal Medley "Love Come Again" & "That's Life"
West Virginia West Virginia Judith Shoup Gibsonia, PA 22 Vocal Medley & French Horn "Days of Wine and Roses", "A Taste of Honey" & "I've Gotta Be Me" Non-finalist Talent
Wisconsin Wisconsin Cindy Morgan Janesville 18 Vocal "Old Devil Moon"
Wyoming Wyoming Sandra Grim Casper 20 Vocal Medley "People", "I Gotta Be Me" & "Free Again"


  1. ^ There she is: From 1921 to 2014, see the Miss America pageant through the years:1970
  2. ^ List of Miss Iowa Winners

External links

  • 1970 Miss America pageant - held in September, 1969.
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