Carlene King Johnson Drake (May 31, 1933 – April 15, 1969) was an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 1955.

She attended Middlebury College, where she was a member of the Nu chapter Sigma Kappa sorority.[1] She was a legacy of Sigma Kappa sorority, as her mother, Katherine King Johnson, was a member of the Alpha Kappa Chapter.[2] She later attended the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Tufts University in Boston, where she was voted Inter Fraternity Council Queen.[1]

After winning the Miss Vermont USA crown, Johnson, from Rutland, Vermont, went on to become Vermont's only representative (as of 2018) to achieve the title of Miss USA. Previously, she was Miss Vermont 1953.

Johnson was born to Dr. Norman and Katherine King Johnson. She had two brothers, named Lyman[3][4] and Raymond E.[5] On December 21, 1957, she wed Lawrence Drake. They divorced in April 1966.[6] On March 21, 1968, she married Don Carroll Holloway.[7]

She died at the age of 35 due to diabetes.


  1. ^ a b Sigma Kappa Triangle Magazine, Fall 1955, pg. 4, George Banta Publishing Company
  2. ^ Sigma Kappa Triangle Magazine, Summer 1955, pg. 22, George Banta Publishing Company
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  4. ^ "Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008". Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  5. ^ "Katherine King Johnson, Arts Patron, Developer". Rutland Daily Herald. 1986-10-04. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  6. ^ "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984". Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  7. ^ "Texas, Marriage Index, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011". Retrieved 2020-09-10.