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Bess Myerson

Bess Myerson

Former Commissioner of New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
Bess Myerson was an American politician, model and television actress who in 1945 became the first Miss America who was also Jewish. Her achievement, in the aftermath of the Holocaust, was seen as an affirmation of the Jewish place in American... Wikipedia
Born: July 16, 1924, The Bronx, New York, NY
Died: December 14, 2014, Santa Monica, CA
Height: 5′ 10″
Spouse: Arnold Grant (m. 1962–1967) and Allan Wayne (m. 1946–1958)
Previous offices: Commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (1983–1987) and Commissioner of New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (1969–1973)

Bess Myerson (July 16, 1924 – December 14, 2014) was an American politician, model and television actress who in 1945 became the first Miss America who was ...
Children: Barra Grant
Known for: Miss America 1945; Miss New York City 1945; Only Jewish American and first Miss New York selected as Miss America
Occupation: Model, city commissioner, TV show celebrity
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
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Date of birth: July 16, 1924
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