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.

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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...