Dorothy Benham was Miss America 1977!
From Edina, Minnesota, Benham was Southwest High School's 1973 Homecoming queen her senior year. Three years later she was crowned Miss Minnesota 1976 and won Miss America 1977.
Benham was the second Miss America from Minnesota. At the Miss America 1977 pageant, Benham won both the preliminary talent and the preliminary swimsuit award.
She was married three times and has six children. Her first husband Russell Anderson played for the Pittsburgh Penguins. She's performed in Broadway musicals and regularly performed on the Crystal Cathedral show Hour of Power.