Alabama's Yolande Betbeze Fox who was the Miss America of 1951 passed away on 22nd February, 2016. She was widely known for her denial to wear swimsuits changing the tradition of pageants. Due to this, Catalina canceled her sponsorship.
She was born in Albama and was raised in a strict Catholic family. Fox was educated in a convent school and then she attended the Alabama Jesuit College where she was given the title of “Miss Torch” In 1954, she got married to Matthew Fox. They were married for 10 years after which her husband passed away. They had only one daughter named Dolly.
Fox was a woman who actively took part in the feminist movement. She has also served as the ambassador to Paris. Not only that, she was also a political activist and campaigned for the civil rights and was against nuclear weapons. She was active in NAACP, SANE and CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). Fox was a famous opera singer and she always claimed herself to be a singer and not a model. She gained a lot of fame and reputation in that field.
Fox was suffering from lung cancer which got detected just a year before she died. She passed away at the age of 87 in Washington DC.
Daughter: Dolly Fox Campbell
(FAN OF Mrs. YOLANDE BETBEZE FOX)
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