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  • Bess Myerson, only Jewish Miss America, dies at 90

    January 5, 2015 | 5:11 pm

    Bess Myerson, the only Jewish woman to be crowned Miss America, has died.

    Myerson, who also was a spokeswoman for the Anti-Defamation League and donated $1.1 million to help found the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, died on Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif., The...

  • ADL: Racism targeting new Miss America recalls Myerson’s treatment

    September 17, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    The bigotry facing the first Indian-American to become Miss America recalls the harsh treatment visited on Bess Myerson, the first Jewish woman to win the coveted crown, the Anti-Defamation League said.

    Nina Davuluri has faced racist messages on Twitter and other social media...