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Bess Myerson, First Jewish Miss America, Dies at 90

Bess Myerson, the first and so far only Jewish Miss America, whose personal life was filled with stormy marriages and political scandal, has died at age 90. The Los Angeles coroner's office says Myerson died last month, but her death was not made public until Monday. The New York-born Myerson won the Miss America beauty crown weeks after World War II ended in 1945, when details of Nazi crimes against Jews were starting to emerge. She became a source of pride for American Jews as...

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