Phyllis George
American businesswoman and actor
Phyllis George
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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Henry Faulkner: Lost Artist of the Gothic South
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Archways & Gables (1972) Middling southern towns possessed of baroque and kinky histories suffered terrible dilemmas in the 1950s and 60s: how to grow and gain respect in the booming post-war era without flushing their rich heritage down the town branch. Lexington, the first capital of Kentucky when it was but a large Virginia county, presented a classic dilemma marked by the arrival of IBM's typewriter division and surrounded by a steadily metastasizing suburbia gobbling up its famous white-fenced horse farms. Wrecking balls for high-rise banks replaced the quaint old hotels as fast-food cholesterol bankrupted ancient neighborhood eateries. It was the America that terrified European preservationists. But in Lexington as elsewhere there were exceptions, scant tribes of artists, tale tellers and eccentrics who both refused to sell off the past even as they embraced a new kind of future--and for Kentucky none cast a sharper shadow than a brilliant young painter who trolled th ...
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Lynda Bekore: The Importance of Records
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
We Americans love records, and we love people who break them. Recently, race car driver Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a pole position in car-racing history. But judging from the hyperbolic media coverage, starting with the incessant drone of the phrase "first woman pole-sitter" and culminating in cheesecake shots of her tossing her hair as she removed her helmet, you would have thought she just broke the sound barrier, or at least landed her car on the moon. If only the news were that big. Danica Patrick is unquestionably a top racer, and getting the number one pole spot in the Daytona 500 is an enormous honor and no small feat for any racer. So why does it matter that she's the first woman to do so? Must everything we do in America be qualified by which box we check on our census? When we speak of "firsts," shouldn't we reserve those historic designations for breaking seemingly unassailable, unimaginable barriers? The first female 4-star general (Ann Dunwoo ...
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Robert Evans 7 Marriages - Post Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
After his first divorce came: Camilla Sparv (1963–1965), Ali MacGraw (1969–1972), Phyllis George (1977–1978), Catherine Oxenberg (1998),[5] Leslie Ann Woodward (2002–2004) and Victoria White (2005–2006)
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Beauty Shop: Miss Universe, Latino Heritage, SC Gov. - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
The ratings in the United States over time for Miss Universe and some of the other big pageants have declined since the '70s when they were at the top - Phyllis George era that sort of thing. But worldwide this one the other night was a billion viewers
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LaVerne Krueger - Aledo Times Record
Google News - over 5 years
He is survived by his wife Dixie, four daughters, three sons-in-law, five grandchildren and two brothers, Carl (Sharon) Krueger, Duluth, Ga.; and Roger (Maggie) Krueger, Andalusia, three sisters, Phyllis (George) Attig, Reynolds; Nellie (Leland)
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This day in history - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
TV personality Phyllis George is 62. Rock singer Tim Finn is 59. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 57. Rock musician David Paich (Toto) is 57. Actor Michael Sabatino is 56. Actor-writer-director Ricky Gervais is 50. Actor John Benjamin Hickey is
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People: Spider-Man dies in Marvel Comics release - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - over 5 years
... writer-producer-director Gary David Goldberg (67), singer Carly Simon (66), rock musician Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult (65), rock musician Ian McDonald of Foreigner (65), actor-comedian Jimmie Walker (64), TV personality Phyllis George (62),
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Stu's Hunt Down: Bob Lee, former Vikings QB/punter - Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
OJ Simpson waving to the crowd; Brent Musberger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross, and Jimmy the Greek in the studio; and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page going off on the officials, proving that he's ONE OF US. It will make your day, and that's the
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After two centuries, Bybee Pottery now facing its toughest challenge - Richmond Register
Google News - over 5 years
That is when then Kentucky first lady Phyllis George Brown promoted Bybee Pottery and other Kentucky folk-art products across the county. They were even featured in a temporary boutique at Bloomingdale's main department store in Manhattan
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Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission: Who is Steve Beshear? - AllGov
Google News - over 5 years
He also clashed with first lady Phyllis George Brown over charging the state's citizens an admission fee to view the renovated governor's mansion. It was then onto lieutenant governor (1983-1987), from which he hoped to springboard to the governor's
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Nell Nolan Social Scene: Three parties packed with personalities - NOLA.com
Google News - almost 6 years
... and the 2011 Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony of the Louisiana Center for Women and Government (LCWG) at the Hilton Riverside that limelighted former Miss America/ESPN sportscaster/television personality Phyllis George as the keynote speaker,
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Robert J. Wussler, CBS Executive And Aide to Ted Turner, Dies at 73
NYTimes - over 6 years
Robert J. Wussler, a senior executive for the CBS news and sports divisions and president of the CBS Television Network in the 1970s, and later the top aide to Ted Turner in the expansion of his cable TV operations, died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn. He was 73. His death was announced by his spokesman, Arthur Sando, according to The
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A Hollywood Player Inspires a Broadway Play
NYTimes - about 7 years
Robert Evans has long been good theater. Now comes the actual stage play. Having been involved with pictures as grand as ''The Godfather,'' as troubled as ''The Cotton Club'' and as self-referential as the documentary ''The Kid Stays in the Picture,'' which chronicled his checkered film career, Mr. Evans is becoming the subject of a play. It is
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REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK; Memories Of a Stadium, Served Cold
NYTimes - about 7 years
After almost 15 minutes of overtime, the score was still tied, the sky was dark, the air was cold, the artificial playing surface was covered with ice, sleet and snow and the players were wet, chilled, exhausted and miserable. ''I didn't really care who won,'' Doug Plank said. ''I just wanted to go to the locker room and get warm.'' But most
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First Woman To Call N.F.L. Play-by-Play, And the Last
NYTimes - about 8 years
It was the mid-1980s and Mike Weisman, then the executive producer of NBC Sports, wanted a woman to call an N.F.L. game. ''I wanted to break that glass ceiling,'' he said. For a few years, he had been holding onto a tape of Gayle Sierens, a sportscaster turned news anchor at a Tampa, Fla., television station. She had a husky voice (as a child, she
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Paid Notice: Deaths COHEN, CLAUDIA
NYTimes - over 9 years
COHEN--Claudia. To the Cohen's, Samantha and Ronald we will miss her unmatched passion and loyalty. Lucy and Richard Halperin $(6$)COHEN--Claudia. To our beloved and beautiful Claudia. A member of the Rita Hayworth Gala Steering Committee for more than 12 years, her dedication, intelligence, drive, devotion, generosity, wisdom and style will be
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Paid Notice: Deaths COHEN, CLAUDIA
NYTimes - over 9 years
COHEN--Claudia. We extend our deepest sympathies to Harriet and Robert Cohen and our son-in-law and brother-in-law James on the loss of their daughter and sister, Claudia. The Sprung Family $(6$)COHEN--Claudia. The Board of Directors of the Food Allergy Initiative mourns the loss of our dear friend Claudia and extends our deepest sympathy to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Phyllis George
    FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 53
    In 2003, she created Phyllis George Beauty, which markets a line of cosmetics and skincare products through television shopping network HSN.
    More Details Hide Details She has also written or co-authored five books—three about crafts, one on dieting (her first book, The I Love America Diet, published in 1982), and her most recent, Never Say Never (2002). George was previously married to Hollywood producer Robert Evans and to former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown, Jr., serving as Kentucky's First Lady during Brown's term in office. During her marriage to Brown, she had two children, Lincoln Tyler George Brown and television reporter Pamela Ashley Brown. George was the founder of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and is an avid folk and traditional arts collector. She is also a founding member of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship.
  • 2000
    Age 50
    George resurfaced in 2000 when she played a minor character in the hit movie Meet the Parents.
    More Details Hide Details It was one of her very few film roles. 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. Neither event occurred. George's stepson John Young Brown III served as Kentucky's secretary of state from 1996-2004 and ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2007. 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.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 44
    Since that time, she has sporadically returned to the media spotlight, hosting her own prime-time talk show, 1994's A Phyllis George Special, on which she interviewed then-President Bill Clinton, and a 1998 talk show called Women's Day on the cable network PAX.
    More Details Hide Details George also appeared as a guest star on The Muppet Show in 1979. In 1985, CBS settled on Phyllis George to serve as a permanent anchor for its morning news program. George was given a three-year contract following a two-week trial run. As co-anchor, she interviewed newsmakers including then–First Lady Nancy Reagan. 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. In 1991, George received the "Celebrity Women Business Owner of the Year" from the National Association of Women Business Owners.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 21
    In August 1971, George traveled to Vietnam with Miss Iowa Cheryl Browne, Miss Nevada 1970, Vicky Jo Todd, Miss New Jersey 1970, Hela Yungst, Miss Arizona 1970, Karen Shields, Miss Arkansas 1970, Donna Connelly, and George's replacement after she was crowned Miss America, Miss Texas 1970, Belinda Myrick.
    More Details Hide Details They participated in a 22-day United Service Organizations tour for American troops there. The tour began in Saigon. Browne later commented that she thought "it was one of the last Miss America groups to go to Vietnam." During her year-long stint as Miss America, George also appeared on numerous talk shows, including three interviews on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. CBS Sports producers approached George to become a sportscaster in 1974. The following year, she joined the cast of The NFL Today, co-hosting live pregame shows before National Football League games. She was one of the first females to have a nationally prominent role in television sports coverage. 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.
  • 1970
    Age 20
    George was Miss Texas 1970 and was later crowned Miss America 1971 on September 12, 1970.
    More Details Hide Details The Women's Liberation Front demonstrated at the event.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on June 25, 1949.
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