|Born||January 30, 1925|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||March 27, 1990 (aged 65)|
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Title||Miss America 1946|
|Successor||Barbara Jo Walker|
Marilyn Buferd (January 30, 1925 – March 27, 1990) was crowned Miss America in 1946 after being crowned Miss California. She appeared in several minor films in the 1950s as well as several foreign language films, including Touchez pas au grisbi opposite Jean Gabin (1954).
Buferd married Franco Barbaro, an Italian submarine commander and a movie agent and producer. After divorcing she married Han E. Orton. Her third husband was Milton Stevens. Buferd died of pancreatic cancer at age 65 in Austin, Texas, on March 27, 1990. Her son, Nick Barbaro, is publisher of The Austin Chronicle and co-owner of South by Southwest.
- A Night of Fame (1949)
- Totò Tarzan (1950)
- The Elusive Twelve (1950)
- I'm the Capataz (1951)
- The Blind Woman of Sorrento (1952)
- Les Belles de nuit (1952) directed by René Clair
- The Machine to Kill Bad People (1952) directed by Roberto Rossellini
- Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) directed by Jacques Becker
- The Unearthly (1957)
- Queen of Outer Space (1958)