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Former Miss America, Actress Mary Ann Mobley, Dies at 75

Tuesday, 09 Dec 2014 08:41 PM

Mary Ann Mobley, an actress and former Miss America, has died in Beverly Hills at age 75 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Mobley, a native of Mississippi, was crowned Miss America in 1959. After studying acting with Lee Strasberg, she appeared on a 1963 episode of Aaron Spelling's "Burke's Law," which led to a breakout role opposite Elvis Presley in "Girl Happy" in 1965. She and Elvis also starred in "Harum Scarum" later that same year. Her other notable roles include "Get Yourself a College Girl" and "Young Dillinger."

In addition to her film career, Mobley appeared on several television shows, including "Perry Mason," "Fantasy Island," "The Partridge Family" and "Diff'rent Strokes," and was a recurring panelist on game show "Match Game." She also performed on Broadway and traveled to Africa and Southeast Asia to make documentary films about homeless and starving children.

Actor Gary Collins and Mobley were married in 1967 after meeting on the set of "Three on a Couch." They had one daughter. Collins died in 2012.

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