Is Bess Myerson Jewish?

Bess Myerson was Jewish. She was the only Jewish woman to be crowned Miss America.

Myerson was born in the Bronx in 1924 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. She lived in the Shalom Aleichem Co-operative with a few hundred other Jewish families and attended the High School of Music and Art. As a talented piano player and performer, she went on to play at Carnegie Hall and appear on television shows such as “I’ve Got A Secret.”

Bess Myerson died on January 5, 2015. 

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