A former Miss America who became an actress in feature films and on television has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary Ann Mobley, who won the title of Miss America 1959, died Tuesday after battling breast cancer. She was 77.
After her reign, Mobley starred in two 1965 movies with Elvis Presley, “Girl Happy” and “Harum Scarum.” Television viewers best knew her as Maggie McKinney in the 1985-86 final season of “Diff’rent Strokes.”
Mobley also made appearances on “Perry Mason,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Falcon Crest,” “Fantasy Island” and many other shows, and was a regular on the game show “Match Game.”
Mobley was married to the late actor and TV host Gary Collins. Her daughter Clancy Collins White is senior vice president of drama development at Warner Bros. Television, THR notes.
Mary Ann Mobley