Donna Axum

Donna Axum
Donna Axum
Axum in 1964
Donna Idelle Axum

(1942-01-03)January 3, 1942
DiedNovember 4, 2018(2018-11-04) (aged 76)
Other namesDonna Axum Whitworth
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
TitleMiss America 1964
PredecessorJacquelyn Mayer
SuccessorVonda Kay Van Dyke
Spouse(s)Michael Alan Buckley,
Gus Franklin Mutscher
(m. 1969; div. 1972)
J. Bryan Whitworth (m. 1984)
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Donna Axum (January 3, 1942 – November 4, 2018) was an American beauty pageant winner, author, television executive producer, philanthropist and model. She was crowned Miss America in 1964. One month earlier she had been crowned Miss Arkansas.

After her Miss America win, Axum taught classes at Texas Tech University and worked in television such as starring on The Noon Show and Good Morning Arkansas. Aside from Miss America, Axum was an active civic leader as she served on the National Committee for the Performing Arts of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. after being nominated by President Bill Clinton, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Van Cliburn Foundation and Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors.

Early life

Axum was born in El Dorado, Arkansas.[1] Axum's father was Hurley B. Axum, a banker. Axum's mother wax Idelle Axum. Axum has a sister, Mona. In 1958, Axum graduated from El Dorado High School.[2][3][4]

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