Lanphier, Fay (1906–1959)

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Lanphier, Fay (1906–1959)

Miss America. Name variations: Fay Daniels. Born Fay Lanphier in 1906; died 1959 of viral pneumonia in Orinda, CA; married (div.); m. Winfield Daniels, 1931; children: 2 daughters.

Named Miss Santa Cruz (1924); finished 3rd at Miss America pageant in Atlantic City (1924); named Miss California (1925); named Miss America, the 1st to represent a state at national finals (1925); appeared in film The American Venus, starring Louise Brooks.

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

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