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Bess Myerson

Bess MyersonBorn: 16-Jul-1924
Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Model

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First Jewish Miss America

Father: Louie Myerson (house painter)
Mother: Bella Myerson
Sister: Sylvia Grace
Husband: Allan Wayne (m. Oct-1946, div. 1958, one daughter)
Daughter: Barra (b. 1949)
Husband: Arnold Grant (m. 1962, div. 1967)
Husband: Arnold Grant (remarried, div.)
Boyfriend: Carl Capasso ("Andy", together 1980-88)

    University: BA, Hunter College (1945)

    Anti-Defamation League
    Miss America 1945
    Bribery arrested 21-Oct-1987, acquitted
    Conspiracy arrested 21-Oct-1987, acquitted
    Mail Fraud arrested 21-Oct-1987, acquitted
    Shoplifting arrested in South Williamsport, PA Jun-1988, pled guilty
    Stroke 1980
    Mugged Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia (Oct-1991)
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Ovarian Cancer

    TELEVISION
    Candid Camera Co-Host (1966-67)

Author of books:
Miss America, 1945: Bess Myerson's Own Story (1987, biography)


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