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1956 Miss U.S.A. Beauty Pageant
Long Beach Municipal Auditorium
Long Beach, California
July 18
Host: Bob Russell


Winner: Carol Morris, Iowa (Miss Universe 1956)
1st Runner Up: Betty Lane Cherry, South Carolina
2nd Runner Up: Nancy McCollum, Arkansas
3rd Runner Up: Shari Lewis, Nebraska
4th Runner Up: Jo Dobson, Texas

SEMI-FINALISTS:
Maija Bertulson, Arizona
Nancy McCollum, Arkansas
Karen Keeler, Colorado
Carol Morris, Iowa
Charlene Holt, Maryland
Barbara Sias, Michigan
Shari Lewis, Nebraska
Dolores Winfield, New Jersey
Shirley Bagwell, North Carolina
Eleanor Wood, Ohio
Maralyn Turner, Oregon
Betty Lane Cherry, South Carolina
Stella Wilson, Tennessee
Jo Dobson, Texas
Cheryl Brown, Utah
June Marie Svedin, Washington

AWARD:
Most Popular Girl In The Parade: U.S.A., Carol Morris

1955 <<< >>> 1957

Acknowledgments:
Miss Universe Organization
Ben Kramer's Pageant Lovers' Page
Fountain of Beauty

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