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Mary Ann Mobley

American actress (1937-2014)

Mary Ann Mobley (February 17, 1939 – December 9, 2014) was an American television and movie actress. She appeared in the sitcoms Designing Women and Diff'rent Strokes, and in other television programs. She was Miss America 1959. She was married to actor Gary Collins until his death in 2012.

Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobley, Brandon. (Miss Miss. '58,) (Miss America, '58-'59,) (Photo at WLBT)..png
Mary Ann Mobley in 1958
Born(1939-02-17)February 17, 1939
DiedDecember 9, 2014(2014-12-09) (aged 75)
Alma materUniversity of Mississippi
TitleMiss Mississippi 1958
Miss America 1959
PredecessorMarilyn Van Derbur
SuccessorLynda Lee Mead
Gary Collins (m. 1967–2012)

(his death)

Mobley died at her home in Beverly Hills, California from breast cancer, aged 75.[1]


  1. "Mary Ann Mobley, Mississippi's first Miss America, dies". Retrieved December 9, 2014.

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