Donna Axum

American beauty pageant contestant

Donna Idelle Axum (January 3, 1942 – November 4, 2018) was an American beauty pageant winner, philanthropist and model. She was newly made Miss Arkansas who was crowned Miss America in 1964. She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Axum in 1964

From 1969 to 1972, she was married to Texas state politician Gus Franklin Mutscher.

Axum died on November 4, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas from complications of Parkinson's disease at the age of 76.[1]


  1. "First Miss Arkansas To Win Miss America Dies At 76". 5NewsOnline. Retrieved November 5, 2018.

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