Marjorie Wallace

Born Jan 23, 1954

Marjorie Wallace is an American model, actress, beauty queen and television presenter. In 1973, Wallace made history as the first American to be crowned Miss World. But just 104 days later, pageant officials stunned the UK when they announced Wallace would be the first Miss World to have her title taken from her. Years later, Wallace helped launch the groundbreaking American syndicated showbiz TV program Entertainment Tonight as an original co-host.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born in 1954.


1970 16 Years Old Wallace was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where her family ran an industrial supply business and raised her in the suburbs, she told People magazine. With a population of about 740,000 in 1970, "dancing at the Holiday Inn was the biggest thing in town," she joked. … Read More
1973 19 Years Old 1 More Event
A modeling agent pushed her to enter the Miss Indiana World and Miss World USA beauty pageants, which she won, opening the door to the 1973 Miss World contest in London.


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This violated Wallace's Miss World contract, which prompted pageant authorities to take away her title on March 7, 1974, 104 days after she was crowned. … Read More
1976 22 Years Old By 1976, she moved into the Los Angeles apartment of tennis champion Jimmy Connors. "Marji (sic) and I don't even have to talk to each other if we don't feel like it," Connors reportedly said. "But I feel I have found someone to share the things I like, and that makes it all worthwhile." … Read More
1977 23 Years Old In the summer of 1977 she met film producer Michael Klein at a Beverly Hills party and they were married in May 1978. … Read More
1981 27 Years Old In 1981, she became co-anchor on the television show, Entertainment Tonight. … Read More
1982 28 Years Old In 1982, her marriage to Klein ended in divorce. … Read More
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