1963 Miss Nevada


1963 Cheryl Thompson, Las VegasHOMETOWN: Las Vegas    BIRTHDAY: April 3, 1944
AGE: 22    HAIR:     EYES:     HEIGHT:
EDUCATION: Student at University of Nevada in Las Vegas
TALENT:  Wrote & Sang Original Folk Ballad
  • Showgirl at Sahara Hotel & Casino
  • Top 10 Semi-finalist at Miss America Pageant
  • Grew up in Florida and moved to Las Vegas to be a singer/crowned Miss Duval County but crown taken away after they found out she was 15 years old
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MISS NEVADA PAGEANT (Sponsored by Las Vegas Junior Chamber of Commerce):
  1. Cheryle Thompson (Miss Nevada), Miss Las Vegas, Vocalist
  2. Vicky Hart(1st Runner-up), Miss Carson City
  3. Cathie Jeanney, Miss Winnemucca
  4. Teddie Gibbons, from North Las Vegas
  5. Marcia Oake, Miss Reno, dance
  6. Moira O’Neill, from Henderson
  7. Judy Weishaupt, Miss Fallon, monologue/satirical reading
  8. Lynn Lee, Miss Lyon County or Miss Yerington
  • Miss Nevada awarded $1000 scholarship sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, Philco TV set, $500 wardrobe and other gifts & prizes
  • 1st Runner-up awarded $500 scholarship
  • 2nd Runner-up, Talent winner & Miss Congeniality awarded $250 scholarship
  • 3rd & 4th Runner-up awarded $100 scholarship
  • All other contestants awarded $50 scholarship
  • All contestants received $25 from Soroptimist Club of Reno to help w/wardrobe costs along with a sterling bracelet
  • Married name: Cheryle Kaye (Norman Kaye) – divorced at time of death
  • 3 sons – Richard, Donald and A
  • She recorded 6 records with Decca Records  –  “Black Night”, “Mansion of Tears”, “The Third Person”, Wall to Wall Heartaches”, “Something to Think About” and “Top Twenty” and 1 record with Vee Jay Records – “Don’t Walk Away”
  • Retired from singing & helped husband run their Real Estate Company
  • Cheryle is deceased (6/25/2002)