Mary Ann Mobley Collins, 75, a former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world, died Dec. 9 in Beverly Hills, Calif., a spokesman for the University of Mississippi confirmed.

Danny Blanton of Ole Miss said Ms. Mobley Collins was close friends with a former chancellor of the university. She graduated from Ole Miss in 1958, the same year she won the Miss America crown.

She became an actress a few years later, with credits including such TV shows as General Hospital and Perry Mason and films such as Girl Happy with Presley and Three on a Couch with Jerry Lewis. It was on that film she met her husband, actor Gary Collins, who died in 2012. - AP