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Happy Birthday, Bess Myerson!

The first—and only—Jewish Miss America

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Bess Myerson, Symbol in a Swimsuit

With conventional beauty-queen paths closed to her, she paved her own way

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Newest Miss America Thanks Russian Jews

Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community’s support

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There She Is: Bess Myerson (1924-2014)

‘I never wanted to be Miss America, even when I was 7. But I wanted to be pretty. I wanted to be loved.’

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