Bess Myerson (1924-2014) Model, actress. Myerson became famous in 1945 as the first Jewish Miss America. Myerson is the only Jewish woman to win the title. She made frequent television appearances during the 1950s and 1960s. She was a commissioner in the New York City government and served on presidential commissions from the 1960s through the 1980s, and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate.
5 ½” x 8 ½” sixteen-page playbill for the 1958 performance of Tea and Sympathy, Gateway Playhouse, signed on the cover next to her image, “to Skip – Best of luck Always Bess Myerson.”.