B Smith Biography – B Smith Wiki
B Smith full name Barbara Elaine Smith, is an American restaurateur, model, author, and television host.
Smith attended Southmoreland High School. She was the second black model to be on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in 1976, after Joli Jones in 1969.
Smith owned multiple B. Smith restaurants: on Theatre Row in Manhattan; Sag Harbor, NY; and Washington DC.
In 2012, Smith was inducted into the American Chef Corps, part of the U.S. Department of State’s newly-formed Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the James Beard Foundation.
Smith hosted the nationally syndicated/cable television show “B. Smith with Style” that aired on NBC stations. She had appearances on programs such as “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show.” She and Gasby have also produced four specials for TV One, the lifestyle cable network for African-Americans. She made two appearances on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and had a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
In 2013, at the age of 64, B. Smith was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Since then, she and her husband Dan Gasby have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the disease and its effects.
B Smith Age
She was born on August 24, 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
B Smith Parents
She is the daughter of the late William and Florence Smith. Her father was a steelworker in Clairton, Pa., for the United States Steel Corporation, now called the USX Corporation.
B Smith Husband
She has been married to Dan Gasby since 1992. She was previously married to Donald Anderson from 1986 to 1992.
B Smith Children – B Smith Daughter
She does not have any children. She has a step-daughter from her second husband, Dan Gasby’s previous marriage.
B Smith Wedding
A digitized version of an article from The New York Times’s print of December 27, 1992 read: “Barbara Elaine Smith, the owner of B. Smith’s Restaurant in New York, was married on Wednesday to Clarence Alvin Daniel Gasby, the senior vice president of marketing at Camelot Entertainment Sales Inc., a syndicator of television programs in New York. The Rev. Dr. Dale D. Hansen performed the ceremony at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New York.
Ms. Smith, 40, is keeping her name. She is the daughter of the late William and Florence Smith. The bride’s father was a steelworker in Clairton, Pa., for the United States Steel Corporation, now called the USX Corporation. The bride’s previous marriage ended in divorce, as did the bridegroom’s.
Mr. Gasby, 38, is known as Dan. He is also the executive producer of the Essence Awards on the CBS television network. He graduated from Colgate University. He is the son of the late John and Louise Gasby. The bridegroom’s father was the field-house manager at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.
B Smith Ethnicity
She is of African-American ethnicity.
B Smith Books
Smith has authored three home entertaining books: B. Smith’s Entertaining and Cooking for Friends (Artisan Press); B. Smith: Rituals and Celebration (Random House), 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), 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.
B Smith Net Worth
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