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Phyllis George signing autographs at the Miss America 2008 pageant
|First Lady of Kentucky|
December 11, 1979 – December 13, 1983
|Governor||John Y. Brown Jr.|
|Preceded by||Charlann Harting Carroll|
|Succeeded by||Bill Collins|
|Miss America 1971|
Miss Texas 1970
|Preceded by||Pamela Eldred|
|Succeeded by||Laurie Lea Schaefer|
Phyllis Ann George
June 25, 1949
Denton, Texas, U.S.
|Died||May 14, 2020 (aged 70)|
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
|Cause of death||Blood cancer|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Evans (m. 1977–1978)|
John Y. Brown Jr. (m. 1979–1998)
|Alma mater||University of North Texas|
Texas Christian University
Phyllis Ann George (June 25, 1949 – May 14, 2020) was an American businesswoman, former sportscaster and former Miss America. She was Miss America 1971. From 1979 to 1983 she was the First Lady of the U.S. state of Kentucky.
In August 1971, George traveled to Vietnam with several other contestants from the Miss America 1971 pageant. George and the other contestants participated in a 22-day United Service Organizations tour for American troops there.
In 2003, George created the company Phyllis George Beauty. The company markets a line of cosmetics and skincare products through the television network the Home Shopping Network. She appeared in the comedy movie Meet the Fockers.
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- "Photographs by Paul Cauley". Paul Cauley. http://www.comanchero.org/pictures59.htm. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
- Phyllis George, former Kentucky first lady and a pioneer in sports broadcasting, dies