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Miss America 1944

Miss America 1944, the 18th Miss America pageant, was held at the Warner Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 9, 1944. Venus Ramey, Miss District of Columbia won the title and also received swimsuit and talent preliminary awards.[1]

Miss America 1944
Date September 9, 1944
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Warner Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 33
Placements 12
Winner Venus Ramey
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia
← 1943
1945 →

One of the five finalists, Betty Jane Rase, who would become known as B. J. Baker, was a backup singer for many top recording artists, and also was one of the wives of actor Mickey Rooney.



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1944
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 12


Preliminary awardsEdit

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Other awardsEdit

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality


  1. ^ International News Service (1944-09-11). "Venus Ramey, 1944 Beauty Queen, Planning On Retirement To Farm". Port Arthur News. p. 2. 

Secondary sourcesEdit

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7. 

External linksEdit