B. Smith

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Full Name B. Smith
Age 70 Years Old
Nick Name B. Smith, Smith, B., B. Smith (Barbara Smith)
Gender Female
Famous As Model
Birth Date August 24, 1949
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Barbara Elaine Smith famed as B. Smith is an American restaurateur, model, author, and television host. She was the second black model to be on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in the year 1976. She is a very talented woman. 

B. Smith's husband on caring for a wife with Alzheimer's, criticism of girlfriend

Dan Gasby opens up about caring for the iconic restaurateur and the emotional and physical toll of watching their relationship dissolve. In 2013, former model and restaurateur, Barbara Smith, aka B. Smith, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and since then her husband of 27 years, Dan Gasby, a former TV executive, has been caring for her. In 2016, the couple wrote a book about the early stages of Alzheimer’s titled "Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's." Since then, B., 69, has steadily declined. While Gasby, 64, has been caring for B. he started dating 53-year-old Alex Lerner and received criticism from many of B.’s fans. Dan Gasby says he believes race plays a role in the backlash he received after revealing that he is in a relationship with another woman while caring for his ailing wife, model and restaurateur B. Smith, who has Alzheimer's disease.

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of B. Smith

B. Smith was born on 24th August 1949 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Everson, Pennsylvania with the birth name of Barbara Elaine Smith. As of now, her age is 69 but her age will be 70 on her next birthday in August as of 2019. Her childhood raised in Scottdale, Pennsylvania. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Afro-American. Her birth sign is Virgo. Her religion is Christian. She was born to Florence Smith, her mother and Willam Smith, her father. Her mother Florence was a maid and her father William was a steelworker. There is no information about her siblings. His other early life background such as childhood and more will be updated soon. 

Regarding her education, she attended Southmoreland High School.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

B. Smith is a very beautiful woman with a charming smile on her face which attracts a lot of people towards her. She has a very more attractive personality. She has a perfect height. She has a very healthy body. She maintains her body a lot. Her body measurement such as height, weight, dress size, shoe size and more will be updated soon.

How B. Smith Began Her Career?

  • B. Smith began her career as a fashion model.
  • She was the first black model to be on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in 1976.
  • She has served as a spokesperson for Verizon, Colgate Palmolive Oxy and McCormick’s Lawry seasonings products in her career in TV commercials.
  • She also hosted the nationally syndicated/cable television show “B. Smith with Style” that aired on NBC stations in more than 90% of U.S. households and in 40 countries. 
  • Her effervescent personality and creative ideas continue to impact national audiences via her appearances on programs such as “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show.” 
  • She and  Dan Gasby have also produced four specials for TV One, the lifestyle cable network for African-Americans. 
  • She owned multiple restaurants called B. Smith and the first one was opened in 1986 in New York. 
  • In 2014, the Sag Harbor restaurant was shuttered, followed by the Manhattan location in January 2015.
  • Her interest in decor, demonstrated in the ambiance of her restaurants, led to the development of her first home collection, which debuted at Bed Bath & Beyond in 2001. 
  • In spring 2007, she debuted her first furniture collection with the La-Z-Boy company Clayton Marcus.
  • She accepted a role in the Off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011.
  • She has also authored three home entertaining books: B. Smith’s Entertaining and Cooking for Friends (Artisan Press) in 1995, the first tabletop entertainment and lifestyle book by an African American; B. Smith: Rituals and Celebration (Random House) in 1999, a James Beard Foundation Award nominee, one of Food & Wine magazine’s best cookbooks of 1999 and an American Library Association Black Caucus Literary Award winner; and B. 
  • Smith Cooks Southern-Style (Simon and Schuster) in 2009, with 200 recipes and flavorful tips for reducing calories. 
  • Her latest book, with husband Dan Gasby and Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, is the story of her fight with Alzheimer’s. “Before I Forget” (Harmony Books) was published January 2016.
  • The book was written with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

B. Smith is a married woman. She was married twice in her lifetime. She was first married to former HBO executive, Don Anderson. After that, she married her business partner, Clarence "Dan" Gasby, in the year 1992 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Manhattan. Talking about her children, Smith has no children but is stepmother to Dan Gasby's daughter Dana. Her sexual orientation is Straight. The couple is living a happy life and there is no sign of separation between them. They are enjoying their life a lot. 

Who is Dan Gasby?

Dan Gasby was the executive producer of the Essence Awards and the senior vice president of marketing at Camelot Entertainment Sales Inc. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of B. Smith is surely in millions as she is a multi-talented woman. She has been active in the field of acting since 2011 and has played a number of iconic roles in both movies and TV series. Her net worth is estimated around $19 million. But her exact salary was not disclosed yet. Her source of incomes comes from as an actress, TV anchor and an author. She is satisfied with her earnings.

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