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Myerson, Bess

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Born: 1924 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Models, TV Personality

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1924 - Born on the 16th of July in Bronx, New York.

1945 - Miss America.

1954 - Myerson was a panelist on The Name's the Same television game show.

1958- 1967 - She was a panelist on I've Got a Secret. She also worked as an actress on other shows.

1969 - Consumer affairs commissioner of New York City.

1973 - She has survived ovarian cancer, a very lethal disease, and diagnosed.

1977 - She was a frequent public companion of Ed Koch during his campaign for mayor, possibly to offset charges that Koch was gay.

1978 - Candidate for Democratic nomination to Senate from New York.

1980 - Myerson ran for the Democratic nomination for New York's U.S. Senate seat against Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, Queens District Attorney John Santucci, and former New York City mayor John Lindsay.

         - Myerson's life was darkened by a messy legal controversy. Her lover, who had been convicted of tax fraud, was accused of bribing a judge by giving her daughter a job in Myerson's department.

1983-1987 - Cultural affairs commissioner of New York City.



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