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 Eric “Mr. World” Morley

Eric “Mr. World” Morley

Birth
Holborn, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Death 9 Nov 2000 (aged 82)
Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 19261 · View Source
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Millionaire Entrepreneur. He became known as "Mr. World" after creating the Miss World beauty pageant. He had not intended the Miss World pageant to be an annual event when he organized a bathing beauty contest for the 1951 Festival of Britain. But the following year, the United States inaugurated the rival Miss Universe pageant, and Morley could not resist the challenge.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eric “Mr. World” Morley (16 Sep 1918–9 Nov 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19261, citing West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .