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Myerson in 1957
|Miss America 1945|
|Preceded by||Venus Ramey|
|Succeeded by||Marilyn Buferd|
|Miss New York 1945|
|Preceded by||Bobby MacAdam|
|Succeeded by||June Jenkins|
|Commissioner of New York City Department of Consumer Affairs|
|Appointed by||John V. Lindsay|
|Preceded by||Gerard Maxwell Weisberg
as Commissioner of Public Markets
|Born||July 16, 1924
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
|Died||December 14, 2014 (aged 90)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Arnold M. Grant
|Alma mater||Hunter College|
|Occupation||Model, city commissioner, TV show celebrity|
|Known for||Only Jewish American and first Miss New York elected Miss America|
Bess Myerson (July 16, 1924 – December 14, 2014) was an American model and television actress. She was also a former Miss America 1945. She was the only Jewish Miss America. She won the pageant not long after World War II ended.
She was seen often on television in the 1950s and 1960s.
She became a city commissioner in 1969. Her career, however, stalled in the late 1980s due to scandal.
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