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Phyllis Ann George Brown was born on the 25th June 1949, in Denton, Texas, USA, and is a businesswoman, actress, former sportscaster, and Miss America 1971, but perhaps best known as the First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983. George’s career started in 1974.
Have you ever wondered how rich Phyllis George is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that George’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned largely through her successful career as a sportscaster. In addition to working on CBS, George is also an owner of several companies, which has improved her wealth too.
Phyllis George Net Worth $10 Million
Phyllis George was a daughter of James George and Diantha Cogdell, and grew up in Texas, where she went to the University of North Texas for three years. She was voted Miss Texas in 1970, and so then, she moved to the Texas Christian University on a scholarship then awarded to Miss Texas honorees, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Phyllis was later crowned Miss America 1971, and travelled to Vietnam to support troops, along with several fellow beauty pageant winners such as Cheryl Browne, Vicky Jo Todd, Hela Yungst, Karen Shields, Donna Connelly, and Belinda Myrick. George also appeared in numerous television shows at the time, most notable were three interviews she did on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”.
In 1974, CBS approached Phyllis with an offer to become a sportscaster, and the next year, George joined the cast of “The NFL Today”, to work as a co-host of the live pre-game shows of NFL games.
She also worked on horse racing events such as the Triple Crown Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes among others, while in 1979 finding the time to appear in a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV movie called “Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown”. Her net worth was certainly well set
In 1985, Phyllis worked as a co-host of the CBS Morning News, and that same year she received a three-year contract to serve as a permanent anchor of the program, which included interviewing first lady Nancy Reagan. George hosted her show called “A Phyllis George Special” in 1994, on which she interviewed notable persons such as then-President Bill Clinton, and then she hosted the talk show called “Women’s Day” in 1998. Her net worth was rising steadily.
George launched the chicken fillets company named “By George” in 1986, but after only two years she decided to sell it to the consumer giant Hormel Foods. In 2003, Phyllis founded the line of cosmetics and skincare products called Phyllis George Beauty, which were sold through television shopping network HSN, these dealing also helping her growing wealth.
Additionally, George has written or co-authored five books, including her first one “The I Love America Diet” (1982) and her latest “Never Say Never” (2002), while in 2000, she appeared in an Oscar-nominated movie “Meet the Parents” starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.
Regarding her personal life, Phyllis George was married to the Hollywood producer Robert Evans from 1977 to 1978, and then she married (now former) Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. in 1979, serving as the First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983, but they divorced in 1998, having had two children together. She currently resides in Athens, Georgia.
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|Birth date:||June 25, 1949|
|Birth place:||Denton, Texas, USA|
|Education:||Texas Christian University, University of North Texas|
|Spouse:||John Y. Brown Jr. (m. 1979–1998), Robert Evans (m. 1977–1978)|
|Children:||Pamela Brown, Lincoln Brown|
|Parents:||James George, Diantha Cogdell|
More about Phyllis Ann George:
|My Wife Is Retarded||2007||Short||Julie's Mother|
|Meet the Parents||2000||Linda Banks|
|Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown||1979||TV Movie||Host|
|Dr. T & the Women||2000||special thanks|
|Stripes||1981||the producers would also like to thank, for their warm hospitality - as Phyllis George Brown|
|30 for 30||2009||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise||1998||TV Special documentary||Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|Miss America: Beyond the Crown||1994||TV Movie documentary||Herself - Miss America 1971|
|The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame||1994||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|71st Annual Miss America Pageant||1991||TV Movie||Herself|
|70th Annual Miss America Pageant||1990||TV Special||Herself|
|The Home Show||1989||TV Series||Herself|
|Live with Kelly and Michael||1989||TV Series||Herself|
|The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant||1988||TV Movie||Herself|
|Hour Magazine||1981||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1970-1980||TV Series||Herself|
|The Muppet Show||1979||TV Series||Herself - Special Guest Star|
|Morning||1979||TV Series||Herself - Co-Anchor (1985)|
|People||1978||TV Series||Herself - Host|
|The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1978||TV Special||Herself|
|Super Night at the Super Bowl||1978||TV Movie||Herself|
|Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 2||1977||TV Movie||Herself|
|Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes||1977||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Merv Griffin Show||1976||TV Series||Herself|
|The Hollywood Squares||1976||TV Series||Herself - Panelist|
|I've Got a Secret||1976||TV Series||Herself - Panelist|
|Super Bowl X||1976||TV Special||Herself - Studio Host|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1975-1976||TV Series||Herself - Sportscaster / Herself - TV Sportscaster|
|Super Bowl||1976||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|The NFL Today||1975||TV Series||Herself|
|1974 Fiesta Bowl||1974||TV Movie||Herself - Sideline Reporter|
|The New Candid Camera||1974||TV Series||Herself / Co-Host|
|The Kraft Music Hall||1971||TV Series||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2015||TV Series||Herself|
|A Football Life||2012-2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Stardust: The Bette Davis Story||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself (uncredited)|
|Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles||2005||Video||Herself|
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|1||Release of her book, "Never Say Never: 10 Lessons to Turn You Can't into Yes I Can".|
|2||Release of her book, "Living with Quilts: Fifty Great American Quilts".|
|3||Founded two companies in her business career. The first was "Chicken By George", which revolutionized the retail chicken industry in the 1980s. In the mid-1990s, she sold the company to Hormel Foods. In 2003, she created "Phyllis George Beauty", which markets a line of cosmetics and skincare through television shopping network HSN.|
|4||Graduated from the University of North Texas|
|5||Ex-husband John Brown is the former governor of Kentucky, and George splits her time between NYC and Lexington, KY.|
|6||Daughter, Pamela Brown (born 1983), attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a weekend morning news anchor/general assignment reporter with ABC7/WJLA-TV in Washington, DC.|
|7||Son, Lincoln Brown (born 1980), graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.|
|8||Miss America 1971|
|9||Miss Texas 1970|
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