Mildred Joanne Smith


Age: 94

Summary: actress, singer, magazine editor and teacher who had performed in a number of Broadway shows and in only one feature film No Way Out alongside Sidney Poitier in his 1950 film debut during her brief acting career in the 1940's, but who could not continue acting after suffering severe injuries including a broken back when she was involved in a plane crash of National Airlines Flight 101 in New Jersey in 1952, in which 29 other people on board were killed and who later worked as a women's editor for the black lifestyle publication Our World magazine before becoming a middle school teacher in White Plains, New York.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: May 16, 1921

Died: July 19, 2015

White Plains, New York