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THE BEGINNINGS OF A BEAUTY PAGEANT

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Jackie Loughery

The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to
select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The
Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss
Teen USA
.

The Miss USA pageant was formed in 1950 when Yolande Betbeze,
winner of the rival Miss America pageant, refused to pose for publicity
pictures while wearing a swimsuit. Pageant sponsor Catalina decided
to pull their sponsorship of the event and created their own.

The first Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants were held concurrently
in Long Beach, California in 1952.The first Miss USA winner was Miss
New York USA
Jackie Loughery.There were thirty delegates in the first
year of competition, and many states did not compete every year during
the first two decades of the pageant’s history.

The pageant aired on CBS television from 1963 until 2002. John Charles
Daly
hosted the show from 1963–1966, and Bob Barker from 1967 until
1987, when he quit over a dispute involving fur coats. 

 

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John Charles Daly

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SITCOM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

My Little Margie (NBC)  TV Series

1952 - 1955

Shown from left: Charles Farrell, Gale Storm (as Margie Albright)
Charles Farrell and Gale Storm


My Little Margie
is a situation comedy series starring Gale Storm and
Charles Farrell that alternated between CBS and NBC from 1952 to
1955. The series was created by Frank Fox and produced in Los
Angeles, California
at Hal Roach Studios by Hal Roach, Jr. and
Roland D. Reed.

My Little Margie premiered on CBS as the summer replacement for
I Love Lucy under the sponsorship of Philip Morris cigarettes.

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         Gale Storm (Josephine Owaissa Cottle)

                   (April 5, 1922 – June 27, 2009)

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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                     Ed Donahue

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‘’MR. COUNTRY ROCK’’ IS 74 TODAY

Billy Crash Craddock yng

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Billy "Crash" Craddock

Craddock is a country and rockabilly singer who first gained fame 
in Australia in the 1950s with a string of hits.Switching to country 
music, he gained popularity in the U.S.in the 1970s with ten country 
hits, several of which went number one, including "Rub It In", "Broken
Down in Tiny Pieces
", and "Ruby Baby”.

 

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