Phyllis George

Businesswoman and Actor
Born Jun 25, 1949

Phyllis Ann George Brown is an American businesswoman, actress and a former sportscaster. She is a former Miss Texas 1970 and Miss America 1971.

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1949 Birth Born on June 25, 1949.


1970 21 Years Old She is a former Miss Texas 1970 and Miss America 1971.
1971 22 Years Old 1 More Event
George was born to Diantha Cogdell and James George in Denton, Texas. She attended the University of North Texas for three years until crowned Miss Texas in 1971. … Read More
1974 25 Years Old CBS Sports producers approached George to become a sportscaster in 1974. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old Another duty George had with CBS Sports was working on horse racing events, including the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Additionally, George had a brief stint on a television news version of People in 1978 and a job as a morning television talk show host as co-anchor of the CBS Morning News in 1985. … Read More


1979 30 Years Old George also appeared as a guest star on The Muppet Show in 1979.
1985 36 Years Old In 1985, CBS settled on Phyllis George to serve as a permanent anchor for their morning news program. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old George has founded two companies in her business career, the first of which was "By George" chicken fillets. In 1988 after operating for only two years, George sold the company to consumer giant, Hormel Foods, which agreed to operate it as a separate division.


1991 42 Years Old In 1991 George received the "Celebrity Women Business Owner of the Year" from the National Association of Women Business Owners. … Read More


2000 51 Years Old George resurfaced in 2000 when she played a minor character in the hit movie, Meet the Parents. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old On January 28, 2007, reporter Howard Fineman said on The Chris Matthews Show that George had moved back to Kentucky and was considering entering politics with either a run for governor in 2007 or a Senate race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2008. … Read More


2009 60 Years Old On October 3, 2009, Verne Lundquist of CBS Sports said during the broadcast of the LSU at Georgia football game that George had moved to Athens, Georgia.
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