Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Supermodel Naomi Sims Dead at 61
Naomi Sims, the fashion model who in 1968 became the first black model to appear on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal, has died. She was 61.
Sims, said by some to be the first black supermodel, died Saturday of cancer in Newark, N.J., her son Bob Findlay told The New York Times. It had been decades since she left the runway to become an author and launch her own wig empire.