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Nancy Fleming

Born: May 20, 1942

Birthplace: Michigan

Profession: Journalist

Nationality: United States

Nancy Fleming

Date of Birth : May 20, 1942
Birth Place : Michigan

Nancy Anne Fleming is an American beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss America 1961 on September 10, 1960. A native of Montague, Michigan, Fleming competed in the Miss America pageant as Miss Michigan. She competed in Miss Michigan as Miss White Lake. She later worked in the entertainment industry, as a program host and interviewer for ABC-TV, Cable Health Network and PBS. She was married to radio and television personality Jim Lange from 1978 until his death in 2014. She has two adult children from a previous marriage who share her passion for lifetime education. Her daughter, Ingrid, has a master's degree in psychology and a law degree from University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and is an attorney practicing Family Law. Her son, Steig, received a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin, and is currently working in Madagascar, Africa for the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments. Her daughter-in-law, Avri Beard, is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology of Latin America at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Journalist
  • Presenter


  • Jim Lange
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