Bess Myerson, Former Miss America Defamed by Scandal, Dies at 90

January 6, 2015 7:28 AM

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Bess Myerson, Former Miss America Defamed by Scandal, Dies at 90

Bess Myerson, who was very much in the public eye as a television personality and a force in public affairs, died at the age of 90 at her home in Santa Monica, California, on December 14. The death was confirmed by public records, but it wasn't publicly announced.

The statuesque lady was crowned Miss America in 1945, just days after the brutal World War II ended, and she rose as a symbol of the Jews' ethnic pride. Following her coronation, the elegant brown-haired lady became a panelist and a hostess of game show "I've Got a Secret".

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