Restaurateur & Model B. Smith Reveals Alzheimer’s Fight
B. Smith, the restaurant owner, designer and decorator. Known to many for design skills, food products and restaurants dropped a bombshell recently that she is suffering from a disease that currently has no cure. A disease that more than five million Americans have: Alzheimer’s disease.
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Asked what her Alzheimer’s diagnosis meant to her, B. said, “It meant something bad — really bad to me.”
Barbara Smith was one of the first African-American models on the cover of Mademoiselle. In 1986, she opened her first B. Smith restaurant in New York City, and two more followed. She hosted a TV program, wrote books and was called the black Martha Stewart.