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Barbara Jo Walker

Alma mater  University of Memphis
Education  University of Memphis
Title  Miss America 1947
Successor  BeBe Shopp
Name  Barbara Walker
Predecessor  Marilyn Buferd
Died  June 7, 2000

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Barbara Jo Walker Hummel (March 12, 1926 – June 7, 2000) was Miss America in 1947.

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She was the last Miss America to be crowned in her bathing suit; all since 1947 have been crowned in their evening gowns. Walker, was Miss Memphis, the last city representative to win the crown. She died in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 7, 2000.

She attended the University of Memphis and is an alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She is also the mother of the late Andy Hummel of the legendary Memphis-based power pop band Big Star.

References

Barbara Jo Walker Wikipedia


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