Bess Myerson — American Model born on July 16, 1924,

Bess Myerson was an American politician, model and television actress who was crowned Miss America in 1945. She became a city commissioner in 1969, beginning a prominent New York political career. In the late 1980s, her career ended amid personal and professional scandal... (wikipedia)

I'm like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes.
Mama never told me, 'Bess, you did good.' She wanted the best for us and she was an incredible administrator. She ran those three kids, that house, the whole bit. But if I looked fine, she'd find something wrong - the color, the hem... I used to tell her, 'Mama, don't worry when you're not with me, because you're with me.'
The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.
To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.
Even when I jog, I need a place to get to.