Naomi Sims

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: fashion model whose appearance as the first black model on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in November 1968 was a breakthrough event in the "Black Is Beautiful" movement, and who later designed successful collections of wigs and cosmetics for black women.

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: March 30, 1948

 

Died: August 1, 2009

 

Location: Newark, New Jersey