Her second marriage was to Arnold Grant. On July 15 1988 Bess Myerson pleaded guilty to retail theft and was fined. Senate seat against Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman Queens District Attorney John J.
Bess Myerson (born July 16 1924) became the first Jewish woman to win the Miss America pageant in 1945. From 1958 through 1967 Bess Myerson was a panelist on I've Got a Secret. While competing in beauty pageants Myerson refused despite entreaties to use a pseudonym that "sounded less Jewish.