Fay Elinora <I>Lanphier</I> Daniels

Fay Elinora Lanphier Daniels

El Dorado, El Dorado County, California, USA
Death 21 Jun 1959 (aged 53)
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 175635425 · View Source
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Fay Elinora Lanphier (12 December 1905 - June 21, 1959) was a model most noted for becoming Miss California in 1924 and Miss America in 1925. She was also the 1925 Rose Queen. To date, she is the only person to hold both titles at the same time. She is also the first Miss California to become Miss America. Before she was Miss California, she was Miss Santa Cruz (1924). She graduated from Oakland High School in 1924.

Lanphier appeared in the Paramount Pictures film The American Venus (1924) which featured a beauty contest and co-starred Louise Brooks, and performed for a short time on stage in San Francisco with the Henry Duffy Players.

She was born in El Dorado, California, the eldes child of Percival Caspar Lanphier and Emily Elenora Olson, with five other siblings coming after her.

She was briefly married to Sidney M. Spiegel (son of Joseph Spiegel, founder of the company which bears his name), In 1931, she married her high-school sweetheart Winfield Daniels, by whom she had daughters. She lived in Oakland, California suburb Orinda until her death from viral pneumonia at age 53.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 175635425
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fay Elinora Lanphier Daniels (12 Dec 1905–21 Jun 1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 175635425, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by FrankA. (contributor 47057719) .