Bess Myerson

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Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Dec 14, 2014 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Death Date
Dec 14, 2014 (90)

About

I've Got a Secret panelist and also the first Jewish Miss America in the history of the competition.

Before Fame

She entered pageants to win the scholarship money so that she could study to become a symphony conductor.

Trivia

She wouldn't change her name to sound less Jewish, but still won beauty pageants.

Family Life

She had a daughter, Barbara, during her first marriage to Allen Wayne.

Associated With

She was New York's Commissioner on Consumer Affairs while Richard Nixon was President.

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