Barbara Elaine Smith 8/24/1949 Pittsburgh, PA.
Model, author, chef, publisher, actress, restauranteur, and tv host.
Married twice, one stepdaughter.
First black woman on Mademoiselle‘s cover, 1976.
First line from a black woman to be sold at a nationwide retailer.
Diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease when she was 64.
Co-wrote Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in our Fights Against Alzheimer’s with her husband, Dan Gasby.
Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.