Author Bess Myerson When Bess Myerson encountered anti-Semitism as the first Jewish Miss America, she used her new-found fame to fight hatred through the Anti-Defamation League. Shari Lewis Shari Lewis won twelve Emmy awards for her children’s programming which featured puppets on variety shows and children’s shows, including Lamb Chop’s Play-Along. How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Author." (Viewed on January 30, 2015) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/23071>.