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    Phyllis George Dies

    Oh, my! Former Miss America, first lady of Kentucky, and sports broadcaster Phyllis George has died at age 70.

    https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/ph...er-1234608748/


    Phyllis George, one of the first leading female sports broadcasters, died on Friday due to complications from a blood disorder. She was 70.


    George’s career in front of the camera began in 1974 as the co-host of “Candid Camera” on CBS. That same year, she then joined the “NFL Today” team alongside veteran sports braodcasters Brent Musburger, Irv Cross and Jimmy the Greek. With the team, she hosted pre-game discussions and analysis before National Football League games.


    She was one of the first women to be a major player in the sports TV world. She also helped cover horse races, like the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.


    George won the Miss America beauty pageant in 1971, and before that she was crowned Miss Texas. After marrying businessman John Y. Brown, who owned Kentucky Fried Chicken and became Kentucky’s governor, she was briefly First Lady of Kentucky.

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    I'm not overly familiar with her but I did watch Candid Camera as a child. My dad loved that show so he would probably remember her co hosting.
    RIP Phyllis

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    I loved Candid Camera! She sounds a lot more influential than she was given credit for especially as a female sports broadcaster at that time. RIP.

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