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Donna Axum


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January 3, 1942- November 4, 2018
Donna Axum competed at the Miss Arkansas 1963 pageant where she won the crown, walked away with the title of Miss Arkansas 1963 and received the opportunity to advance to the Miss America 1964 pageant. Axum went on to win the preliminary swimsuit competition and the Miss America 1964 title.

After her time as Miss America, she became a university instructor, author, television executive producer, TV hostess, professional speaker and civic leader throughout her career. Axum was first married to Michael Alan Buckley and had one child, Lisa. She was divorced and remarried Gus Franklin Mutscher, from whom she divorced in 1972. She remarried J. Bryan Whitworth in 1984.

Donna Axum passed away on November 4, 2018 at 76 years old.

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    January 3, 1942

  • Arkansas, United States

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Vocal medley, "Quando me'n vo'" & "I Love Paris"

Which School Did Donna Axum Attend?

University of Arkansas

FUN FACTS about Donna Axum

Her Miss America scholarship money was used to pursue both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from University of Arkansas. She was a member of the Delta Iota Chapter of Delta Delta Delta. She was the first Miss America to come from Arkansas.

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In the Media

Donna Axum Whitworth, Miss America in 1964, dies at 76

6 November 2018 https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2018/11/05/donna-axum-whitworth-miss-america-in-dies-at-76

First Miss Arkansas To Win Miss America Dies At 76

6 November 2018 https://5newsonline.com/2018/11/05/first-miss-arkansas-to-win-miss-america-dies-at-76/