April 4, 2017 by Lew Powell
On this day in 1959: Actress Debra Paget is crowned queen of Wilmington’s annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. Emceeing her coronation: Ronald Reagan, host of TV’s “General Electric Theater.”
Reagan will visit again in 1960, but this time Merv Griffin is emcee.
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