Mary Ann Mobley net worth: Mary Ann Mobley was born in Brandon, Mississippi in February 1937 and passed away in December 2014. Mobley was Miss America in 1959 and signed a five year contract with MGM. From 1963 to 1965 she had a recurring character in the show Burke’s Law. She also starred in the films Get Yourself a College Girl, Girl Happy, Harum Scarum, Young Dillinger, Three on a Couch, as well as For Singles Only. In 1965 she won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Beginner — Female. In 1966 she was given the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Prize by Lady Bird Johnson. Mary Ann Mobley passed away on December 9, 2014 at 77 years old from breast cancer.
February 17, 1937
Brandon, Mississippi, U.S.
5' 5" (1.65 m)
114 lbs (51.7 kg)
University of Mississippi
Gary Collins (actor)
Mary Clancy Collins
Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Get Yourself a College Girl, Girl Happy, Harum Scarum, Three on a Couch, The King's Pirate, For Singles Only, My Dog, The Thief, The Girl on the Late, Late Show, Istanbul Express
She was considered to be a panelist for the updated version of The Match Game (1962) in 1998, but turned down the offer due to illness.
Described herself as an "avid" scuba diver.
During the 1959 'Miss America' contest, Mary Ann sang, for the talent portion, a highly formal, operatic rendition of Puccini's "Un Bel Di" that segued into a belt version of "There'll Be Some Changes Made" as she stripped down into something skimpier. She won the crown.
A tireless humanitarian, Mary Ann has taken a particular interest in world hunger and children with learning disabilities, and has been an active participant with the March of Dimes for over 25 years.
Born in Biloxi, Mary Ann was voted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame along with fellow Mississipian William Faulkner. Mary Ann was the first woman to be so honored.
Started off her television career as a singing regular on variety shows. She later performed a number of musical roles in summer stock, including "Brigadoon", "Guys and Dolls", "Hello, Dolly!" and "The King and I".
She suffers from the painful condition Crohn's Disease and is an advocate for research and fundraising for the disease.