Pamela Eldred

Pamela Anne Eldred (born April 21, 1948) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Michigan 1969 and later Miss America 1970.[1][2]

Pamela Eldred
Born (1948-04-21) April 21, 1948 (age 72)
TitleMiss Detroit 1969
Miss Michigan 1969
Miss America 1970
PredecessorJudith Ford
SuccessorPhyllis George
Spouse(s)Jules F. Levey
Norman Robbins (m. 1998)
Children1

Early life and educationEdit

Eldred is from West Bloomfield and graduated from University of Detroit Mercy.[3][4]

PageantryEdit

She was crowned Miss America 1970 on September 6, 1969.[5][6] A ballerina, Eldred performed a dance in the Miss America talent competition to music from Romeo and Juliet. One of the five finalists Eldred defeated in the Miss America 1970 pageant was singer and actress Susan Anton.

She participated in the home-coming of Kirsten Haglund along with Nancy Fleming Lange and Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson, both former Miss Michigans who also became Miss America.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

After her year as Miss America 1970, she married Dr. Jules F. Levey and had a daughter, Hilary Levey (Friedman), a Harvard-educated sociologist.[8] She remarried in 1998 to lawyer Norman Robbins, who is 29 years her senior.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Welcome to the Official Miss Michigan Scholarship Program - proud to be a part of the Miss America Organization retrieved 16 December 2010
  2. ^ Miss America : 1970 Archived 2010-12-21 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 16 December 2010
  3. ^ The whys and woes of child beauty pageants retrieved 16 December 2010
  4. ^ Hilary Levey, John Freiedman retrieved 16 December 2010
  5. ^ There she is: From 1921 to 2014, see the Miss America pageant through the years:1970
  6. ^ Arino, Lisha (June 14, 2012). "Former Miss Michigan title holders describe life after crown". MLive.
  7. ^ Year in Review: Top 10 features and entertainment stories of 2008 retrieved 17 December 2010
  8. ^ a b https://people.com/archive/american-beauties-80-years-vol-54-no-16/
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Judith Ford
Miss America
1970
Succeeded by
Phyllis George
Preceded by
Darlene Kurant
Miss Michigan
1969
Succeeded by
Sandra Gillespie