As Shreveport prepares to host the upcoming Miss USA pageant this month, who remembers the 1958 Miss USA from Bossier City? Miss Eurlyne Howell (left in photo) was a 1957 graduate of Bossier High School and attended Centenary College. After being crowned Miss USA, Eurlyne competed in the Miss Universe pageant, finishing 3rd runner-up.
Eurlyne ventured into acting with a 7 year contract with Warner Brothers in Hollywood. She appeared in TV shows like Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, and Bourbon Street Beat (as Arlene Howell).
Eurlyne married Paul LaCava in 1959 and the couple honeymooned in Mexico City.
This photo is from our Bossier Chamber of Commerce collection - 1998.047.203.
Miss Anita Thomasson is on the right. This photo was taken on "Eurlyne Howell Day" - July 31, 1958.
Eurlyne was presented with the key to Bossier City by Mayor Jake W. Cameron.