Bess Myerson, Miss America Who Served New York City, Dies at 90

January 5, 2015 6:32 PM

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Bess Myerson, the tall, aspiring musician who in 1945 became the only Jewish winner of the Miss America Pageant and went on to a career in New York City government, has died. She was 90.

She died on Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, California, according to the New York Times, citing public records.

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