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Jo-Carroll Dennison
Born December 16, 1923 (1923-12-16) (age 96)
Title Miss America 1942
Predecessor Rosemary LaPlanche
Successor Jean Bartel
Spouse(s)
Phil Silvers
(m. 1945; div. 1950)

Jo-Carroll Dennison (born December 16, 1923) is an American beauty pageant winner, actress and was Miss America 1942. She was raised in San Francisco, California. As Miss America during World War II, much of her time was spent visiting "defense plants, hospitals and service camps" and selling war bonds.

Dennison was also an actress in the 1940s. She had roles in Winged Victory and The Jolson Story.

Dennison married comedian Phil Silvers in 1945. They divorced in 1950.

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