Marian Bergeron, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Marian Bergeron

American beauty pageant contestant and singer

Date of Birth: 03-May-1918

Place of Birth: West Haven, Connecticut, United States

Date of Death: 22-Oct-2002

Profession: model, beauty pageant contestant

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Marian Bergeron

  • Marian Bergeron (May 3, 1918 – October 22, 2002) was Miss America in 1933.
  • She went on to a career in big-band singing and public speaking.
  • She was a major supporter of the Miss America Pageant.Bergeron, from West Haven, Connecticut, won the crown as the pageant returned to Atlantic City, New Jersey after a five-year hiatus.
  • She is the only Miss America to hail from New England, and she is also the youngest Miss America in history, winning the crown at the age of 15½.
  • She held the title for two years since no competition was held in 1934.
  • One of the sponsors of the pageant, RKO Pictures, refused to award Bergeron the prize of a screen test, claiming that she was too young.
  • Bergeron went on to a career in big-band singing.
  • She was already an established singer at the time of the pageant, having started at the age of twelve.
  • She appeared with several bands, among them Rudy Vallee and Guy Lombardo.
  • She later became a public speaker.
  • Bergeron was married three times.
  • Her first marriage, to Donald Ruhlman, lasted until his death in 1972 and produced three children.
  • Her final marriage, to Frederick Setzer, lasted until his death in March 2002.Bergeron died of leukemia in Ohio in 2002.
  • As of 2017, she remains the only Miss America from New England.

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