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Myerson-Bess-2 - still image

Myerson-Bess-2 - still image

Former "Miss America" Bess Myerson has maintained the emphasis on communal affairs that began with her year as a public figure. She ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in 1980 and then served as New York City Commissioner for Cultural Affairs.

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