Bess Myerson Net Worth

Bess Myerson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Bess Myerson net worth is
$3 Million

Bess Myerson Wiki Biography

Bess Myerson became the first Jewish American and the first Miss New York to win Miss America pageant in 1945. She appeared on various television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was involved in New York City politics.

Full NameBess Myerson
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 16, 1924, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
DiedDecember 14, 2014, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of BirthThe Bronx
Height5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
ProfessionPolitician, Model, Actor
EducationHunter College
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseArnold Grant (m. 1962–1967), Allan Wayne (m. 1946–1958)
ChildrenBarra Grant
ParentsBella Podell, Louis Myerson
MoviesMiss America
TV ShowsI've Got a Secret, Candid Camera
1Experienced a mild stroke in 1981, from which she made a full recovery.
2Gave birth to her only child at age 24, a daughter named Barbara Carol Wayne (aka Barra Grant) on December 24, 1948 in New York, New York, U.S. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Allan Wayne. She later was adopted by her 2nd husband, Arnold M. Grant, who she later divorced too.
3She can play the flute.
4In 1988, Bess Myerson was arrested in Pennsylvania for shoplifting $44 in goods from a drug store. She was fined. At the time, she was involved in a stressful lawsuit over a different matter. She was facing charges for bribery and conspiracy stemming from hiring a judge's daughter, presumably to influence the judge to rule favorably toward Myerson's lover in his divorce case. The scandal became known as the "Bess Mess".
5Served as Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for New York City (1983-1987).
6Served as Commissioner of Consumer Affairs for the city of New York (1969-1973) and was responsible for passing the best consumer protection legislation in the U.S. at that time.
7Has been appointed to various conferences and commissions over the years by Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
8Entered the Miss America pageant in 1945 in order to win the scholarship (the first year they offered one) with the aim of pursuing a career as a symphony conductor.
9Is an ovarian cancer survivor.
10Miss America 1945. The first and only Jewish woman to ever win the pageant to date (2014).


Frasier1998TV SeriesMary
It Happened to Jane1959Bess Myerson (uncredited)
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1954TV Series
The Jackie Gleason Show1954TV SeriesAnnouncer


The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHerself
Today1982TV SeriesHerself
80th Tournament of Roses Parade1969TV MovieHerself - Host
The Match Game1963-1968TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The Mike Douglas Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Personality1967TV SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth1965-1967TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
I've Got a Secret1958-1967TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
78th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1967TV MovieHerself - CBS Hostess
Candid Camera1966TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Hostess
76th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1965TV MovieHerself - Hostess
Password All-Stars1962TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1960-1962TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - TV Personality
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1960TV SeriesHerself
The Name's the Same1954-1955TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Miss America Pageant1954TV SpecialHerself - Co-Hostess
Look Up and Live1954TV SeriesHerself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1952-1953TV SeriesHerself
Beat the Clock1952TV SeriesHerself
The Big Payoff1951TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Help Yourself1950TV SeriesHerself
The Jacques Fray Music Room1949TV SeriesHerself
Look Upon a Star1947TV SeriesHerself - Host

Archive Footage

Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles2005VideoHerself
American Experience2002TV Series documentaryMiss America 1945

Known for movies

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