BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.
A spokesman for the University of Mississippi confirms Mary Ann Mobley Collins died Tuesday in Beverly Hills. She was 75.
Danny Blanton of Ole Miss says Collins was close friends with a former chancellor of the university. She graduated from Ole Miss in 1958, the same year she won the Miss America crown.
She became an actress a few years later, with credits including such TV shows as “General Hospital” and “Perry Mason,” and films such as “Girl Happy” with Presley and “Three on a Couch” with Jerry Lewis. It was on that film she met her husband, Gary Collins, who died in 2012.
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