NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bess Myerson, the former Miss America, television personality and longtime friend of former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, has died.
She was 90 years old.
Myerson died at her Santa Monica, Calif., home on Dec. 14.
Myerson was born in the Bronx on July 16, 1924 and won the Miss America pageant in 1945. She was the first and only Jewish Miss America, according to MissAmerica.org.