Miss U.S. Television

Miss U.S. Television Grand Finals
Miss U.S. Television was a series of contests held by the DuMont Television Network and its affiliates during 1950.wikipedia
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Edie Adams

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The grand finals, aired September 30, 1950, featured 13 contestants, including Edie Adams, then known as Edith Adams, who performed an opera aria and won the contest.
In 1950, she won the "Miss U.S. Television" beauty contest, which led to an appearance with Milton Berle on his television show.

List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network

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List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network
Miss U.S. Television Grand Finals (special aired by DuMont on September 30, 1950)

List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts

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List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts
Miss U.S. Television Grand Finals – special aired September 30, 1950

DuMont Television Network

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Miss U.S. Television was a series of contests held by the DuMont Television Network and its affiliates during 1950.

WGN-TV

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Broadcast from the Chicago Fair of 1950, a brief clip of the grand finals was shown during the WGN-TV 40th Anniversary Special in 1988.

Museum of Broadcast Communications

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The nationally aired Grand Finals episode is at the Museum of Broadcast Communications and on Internet Archive.

Internet Archive

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The nationally aired Grand Finals episode is at the Museum of Broadcast Communications and on Internet Archive.

Temple University Press

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David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN: 1-59213-245-6

Penguin Books

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Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN: 0-14-024916-8

Ballantine Books

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Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN: 0-345-31864-1

Li'l Abner (musical)

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Palmer was a trained singer with a music degree from the University of Illinois, where he had also played football; at 6'4" and 228 pounds, Palmer had the right "look" to play Li'l Abner. The leading female role, Daisy Mae, was relatively easier to cast. The producers knew that they wanted soprano Edie Adams, who had given a star-making performance as Eileen in the 1953 musical Wonderful Town. Adams, however, had also been offered the lead role in the original production of Candide. Adams asked director George Abbott, who had directed her in Wonderful Town, which show she should choose, and he advised her to take Daisy Mae, which she subsequently did. Coincidentally, Al Capp had been one of the three judges for the "Miss U.S. Television" contest broadcast on the DuMont Television Network in 1950 that first brought Adams national attention.