Bess Myerson, Miss America who turned to politics and scandal, dies at 90

January 5, 2015 10:26 PM

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Bess Myerson, the former beauty queen, television personality and New York politician who spent four decades in the public eye before her glamorous image was tarnished by scandal, has died. She was 90.

Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed her death.

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