Might 17 (UPI) — Miss America 1971 Phyllis George has died of a blood dysfunction at age 70, her household introduced.

Her youngsters — entrepreneur Lincoln Tyler George Brown and CNN White Home correspondent Pamela Ashley Brown — confirmed her Thursday demise to the media on Saturday.

Well-known for co-hosting the TV reveals NFL At the moment and Candid Digicam, she was the primary woman of Kentucky whereas she was married to Gov. John Y. Brown, and based the Kentucky Museum of Artwork and Craft.

“Simply as Kentucky embraced Phyllis for the glamour and graciousness she prolonged to everybody she met, she wholeheartedly embraced Kentucky for its folks, its artisans, and its pure scenic magnificence,” mentioned a demise discover supplied by her the household.

“She might simply as simply sit down on the entrance porch swing at the home of a basket maker on some little nation highway in small city Kentucky as she might host a dinner for 4 U.S. presidents at the Kentucky governor’s mansion.”

George appeared on the CBS pregame soccer from 1971 to 1975 with Brent Musberger and Irv Cros. She returned in 1980 and left in 1983.

“Phyllis George was particular. Her smile lit up hundreds of thousands of houses for the NFL At the moment,” Musburger tweeted. “Phyllis did not obtain almost sufficient credit score for opening the sports activities broadcasting door for the handfuls of proficient girls who took her lead and soared.

“People — males and girls — have been comfy with Phyllis speaking about their favourite sport. And in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, they liked Phyllis regardless of her Dallas Cowboys bias!”

Sports activities broadcaster Tim Brando tweeted: “So unhappy to listen to this, as Phyllis broke boundaries for girls in Sports activities Tv. It wasn’t simple, and properly documented that many made it powerful on her. Proud to have identified her,”

Sports activities reporter Tina Cervasio posted: “Saddened to wake to information Phyllis George handed away~too quickly. Condolences to her daughter who adopted in her TV footsteps. Phyllis was a pioneer in sports activities tv, paving the best way for thus many ladies & tonight I’ll host a sports activities present due to her.”

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