Former Kentucky First Lady and Miss America Phyllis George Has Died

Phyllis George Book Signing Reception

Phyllis George Book Signing Reception

(Lexington, KY) - Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's "The NFL Today" and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70.

A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder.

Miss America in 1971, George joined Brent Musburger and Irv Cross in 1975 on "The NFL Today." Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder later was added to the cast.

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