Mary Ann Mobley -- one of the first Miss America winners to make it big in show business -- died on Tuesday in Beverly Hills after a long battle with breast cancer.Mobley won the 1959 Miss America… READ MORE >
Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobley (born February 17, 1939) is a former Miss America, actress, and television personality. After serving her reign as Miss America 1959, Mobley embarked on a career in both film and television. She has been active in many charitable causes and was awarded the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Award in 1966 by Lady Bird Johnson. Mobley was crowned Miss America 1959, the first Mississippian to achieve this honor, winning the national talent award. Mobley joined her husband, Gary Collins, as co-host of the 1989 Miss America pageant. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority at the University of Mississippi. and in 1981 was inducted into the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame. She married actor Gary Collins in 1967. They have one child, a daughter, Mary Clancy Collins.