This day in Jewish history / A Jewish Miss America who scandalized the press is born
Beauty, brains and scandal: Bess Myerson was the kind of woman the tabloids love to love - and hate.
July 16, 1924, is the birthdate of Bess Myerson, the beauty queen with brains – the first Jewish Miss America, who went on to a successful career in entertainment and public service, but also had her share of tawdry scandal. She has been the kind of woman the tabloids love to love – and hate.
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