Bergeron, Marian (1918–2002)

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Bergeron, Marian (1918–2002)

Miss America and singer. Name variations: Marian Bergeron Setzer, Marian Leeds. Born Marian Bergeron in 1918 in West Haven, Connecticut; died Oct 22, 2002, in West Haven, Connecticut; m. Donald Ruhlman (research representative); m. once more.

Named Miss America (1933), representing Connecticut; performed as a band singer with Rudy Vallee, Tommy Dorsey, and Guy Lombardo under stage name Marian Leeds.

See also Frank Deford, There She Is (Viking, 1971).