Bess Myerson, New Yorker of Beauty, Wit, Service and Scandal, Dies at 90
By ENID NEMY and WILLIAM McDONALDJAN. 5, 2015
Bess Myerson, a New York favorite daughter who basked in the public eye for decades — as Miss America in 1945, as a television personality, as a force in public affairs and finally, under a harsher light, as a player in a shattering municipal scandal — died on Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif., her death occurring in the relative obscurity in which she had lived her last years. She was 90.
Few sponsors, it turned out, wanted a Jewish Miss America to endorse their products. Certain country clubs and hotels barred her as she toured the country after the pageant. Appearances were canceled.
Monday, January 05, 2015
This is another case of American UNexceptionalism:
Posted by Steve J. at 8:18 PM