Jo-Carroll Dennison

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Jo-Carroll Dennison
Born (1923-12-16) December 16, 1923 (age 95)
TitleMiss America 1942
PredecessorRosemary LaPlanche
SuccessorJean Bartel
Spouse(s)
Phil Silvers
(m. 1945; div. 1950)

Jo-Carroll Dennison (born December 16, 1923) is an American beauty pageant winner, actress and was Miss America 1942.[1] She was raised in San Francisco, California.[2] As Miss America during World War II, much of her time was spent visiting "defense plants, hospitals and service camps" and selling war bonds.[3]

Dennison was also an actress in the 1940s.[4] She had roles in Winged Victory and The Jolson Story.[3]

Dennison married comedian Phil Silvers[3] in 1945.[5] They divorced in 1950.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. ""Miss America" To Visit Hale Center". Lubbock Morning Avalanche. January 1, 1943. p. 1. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. "'Miss America' Named Tonight". Santa Ana Register. September 12, 1942. p. 1. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Miss America History 1942". Archived from the original on 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "Jo Carroll Dennison, Miss America of 1942, Given Movie Contract". The Waco News-Tribune. November 18, 1942. p. 1. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. "Jo-Carroll Dennison Is To Wed On Friday". The Piqua Daily Call. March 2, 1945. p. 1. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. "Mate Stays With Mother-in-Law". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. March 9, 1950. p. 8. Retrieved October 9, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read