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Vonda Van Dyke


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Vonda Van Dyke was Miss America 1965!

Miss America Organization involvement

She had several firsts as a winner of the Miss America Pageant. She was the first to appear on stage in talent competition as a ventriloquist, the first to speak of her faith on national television and the first and only winner to be named Miss Congeniality.

Professional life

Following her reign, Vonda launched a successful career as a singer, and wrote two of her books (one being a million seller) while completing her degree in radio-television at UCLA. After graduation she had three more books published, wrote magazine columns and recorded four albums. She is now retired, and living in Southern California.

Personal life

Vonda married David Tyler Scoates and their marriage lasted until his death in 2000. She has one daughter from that marriage.

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    May 19, 1943

  • Arizona, United States


Ventriloquism & Singing "Together"

What is the Occupation of Vonda Van Dyke

Retired singer and author

Which School Did Vonda Van Dyke Attend?

Arizona State University/ UCLA

FUN FACTS about Vonda Van Dyke

She was the first and only Miss America to also win Miss Congeniality. She was also the first ventriloquist. She was also Arizona'a Junior Miss.