01-05-2015, 07:48 PM #1
Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America, dead at 90
Bess Myerson, the 1st Jewish Miss America, dies at 90
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, AP
1 hour ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America and a New York political force until a series of scandals dubbed the "Bess Mess" forced her into obscurity, has died. She was 90.
Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, California, according to the Los Angeles coroner's office and Department of Public Health Vital Records Office. Her death was first reported by The New York Times.
The Bronx-born Myerson was hailed as a Jewish, feminist Jackie Robinson — a groundbreaker for her religion and sex — after parlaying her stunning 1945 Miss America victory into national celebrity...
01-05-2015, 07:54 PM #2
R.I.P. Bess - will always remember you from I've Got a Secret. I also remember when she used to joke about being the oldest living Miss America.This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.
01-05-2015, 08:14 PM #3Registered User
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Such a beautiful lady.....RIP Bess