“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Debra Muffett

Anaheim, CA


— Miss America 1983 —

Debra Muffett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Debra Muffett Marker
"Prior to becoming Miss America, I had to overcome a fear of failure syndrome and stage fright....It took me six years to gain confidence in myself. Basically my message is not to give up."1

"I just felt that there had to be something better out there for me.... So many people who grow up in small-town America never get to have a dream, a goal, or a star. The most wonderful feeling in the world is when one is striving for something."2

1. Doris Grossman, "Two Out of Three Isn't Bad…," Asbury Park Press, 2/3/1985, p. G8

2. Ed Russo, "Winning Miss America Takes Determination," Lincoln, E Journal, 8/10/1985, p. 5

Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
Location. 39° 21.577′ N, 74° 26.149′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County.
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Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just north of Atlantic Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 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. Vanessa Williams (here, next to this marker); Susan Powell (here, next to this marker); Elizabeth Ward (here, next to this marker); Cheryl Prewitt (here, next to this marker); Suzette Charles (here, next to this marker); Sharlene Wells (here, next to this marker); Debbye Turner (here, next to this marker); Kellye Cash (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 January 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 27, 2022