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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marilyn Buford

Los Angeles, CA

 

— Miss America 1946 —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Marilyn Buford Marker
Inscription.  
"'Miss America, 1946,' is going to quit college for a dramatic career…, The 21 year old University of California at Los Angeles student disclosed her choice yesterday....She said she would take an intensive three-month course at a New York dramatic school, to be followed by private tutoring."1

After acting in films in Italy for six years she said, "I think I've made a success because I am happily married and have a wonderful son—wish I had more."2

1. Samuel L. Schor, "New Miss America Will Quit School To Study For Dramatic Career," Atlantic City Daily Press, 9/9/1946, p. 1

2. "Royal Road to Success Or Heartbreak?" Sunday Times Advertiser (Trenton), 9/3/1967, p. 6

 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.603′ N,
Marilyn Buford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Marilyn Buford Marker
74° 26.167′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just south of Arctic Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 N Michigan Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Venus Ramey (here, next to this marker); Barbara Walker (here, next to this marker); Jean Bartel (here, next to this marker); Jacque Mercer (here, next to this marker); BeBe Shopp (here, next to this marker); Jo-Carroll Dennison (a few steps from this marker); Rosemary LaPlance (a few steps from this marker); Patricia Donnelly (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 24, 2021