Beverly Johnson
Supermodel, actress
Beverly Johnson
Beverly Johnson is an American model, actress, and businesswoman. She made history when she rose to fame as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974 (August issue). A year later, she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle magazine.
Biography
Beverly Johnson's personal information overview.
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News
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Hospitals Overhauling Nurse Shift Change Method
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Hospitals are transforming the traditional way nurses change shifts to reduce the chance of errors and improve patients' feeling of safety. Beverley Johnson of the Institute for Patient-and-Family-Centered Care and WSJ's Laura Landro explains on Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty
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Beverly Johnson: Black Models: 35+ Years Since Vogue
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A lot of times making history, especially for African Americans, includes breaking barriers. I never set out to make history by becoming the first African American on the cover of Vogue, but I knew as a young black model there were going to be a lot of barriers I'd have to break.
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MN Exclusive: Beverly Johnson and Rebecca Romijn on The “Good Deeds” Red Carpet
The Atlanta Host - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-30267" href="/beverly+johnson+1">Beverly Johnson</a> and Rebecca Romjin tell us why they chose to get involved with Perry's latest venture.
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The Atlanta Host article
Davidson: Prequel to Beautiful Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show kicks off in ... - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
Foxx is expected to attend — his sister, model and Down syndrome self-advocate DeOndra Dixon, is the foundation&#39;s 2011 ambassador — as is music icon Quincy Jones, &quot;Survivor&quot; host Jeff Probst, supermodel Beverly Johnson, former British Open champ
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Google News article
Vivica Fox, Lisa Raye Wig Endorsements… - ThyBlackMan
Google News - over 5 years
Even before it was popular, legends such as Diahann Carroll and Beverly Johnson did the same. More recently, Lisa Raye debuted her new weave line at the Bronner Brothers Hair Show in Atlanta to much acclaim. But what about the companies that don&#39;t have
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Chaos Theory
NYTimes - over 5 years
When Joan Smalls walks down a runway, she sometimes says to herself, ''Get outta my way, I'm coming through!'' And it's a mantra that has served her well. Last year, the 22-year-old model became the first Hispanic woman to represent Estee Lauder in its ads for cosmetics and skin care. Aerin Lauder may have touted Smalls as a ''global beauty,'' but
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America the Beautiful II: The Thin Commandments - ComingSoon.net
Google News - over 5 years
Starring: Deepak Chopra, Evelyn Tribole, Dr. Howard Shapiro, Linda Bacon, Kathleen Sebilius, Timothy Dolan, Paul Campos, Jon Robinson, Beverly Johnson, Carolyn Costin Plot Summary: Is weight gain the biggest health crisis in America or is it weight
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Raven-Symoné on RuPaul's Drag U - BET
Google News - over 5 years
The star of the new ABC Family series State of Georgia joins a lengthy list of other guest judges this season that include Glee&#39;s Dot Jones, Carnie Wilson, Charo, model Beverly Johnson and Molly Ringwald. Drag U centers on RuPaul and his drag queen
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Memorable Milestone - Your Houston News
Google News - over 5 years
As Beverly Johnson walked towards the podium at City Hall Thursday night, she was asked if she would make it. “I&#39;ve made it this far,” Johnson replied. Indeed, Johnson&#39;s acceptance into the city of Conroe&#39;s Community Development Block Grant housing
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Johnsons have long ties to area - Journal-Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
Sterling Lions Club member Jack Annan presents the Logan County Pioneer Award to Cal and Beverly Johnson at the Cowboy Breakfast this morning. (Callie Jones/Journal-Advocate) STERLING— The Sterling Lion&#39;s
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Storm Debris Pickup Rules Outlined For Lookout Valley - The Chattanoogan
Google News - over 5 years
Staff from the Department of Neighborhood Services and Community Development will be in the hardest hit areas of Lookout Valley passing out notices regarding storm debris collection to residents, Beverly Johnson, Neighborhood Services administrator,
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5 Supermodels That Transformed Into Super Moguls - The Atlanta Post
Google News - over 5 years
After her lucrative modeling career, she added author to her resume in the early 1980s when she published “Beverly Johnson&#39;s Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty.” In the 1990s, Johnson partnered with Amekor to produce the Beverly Johnson Hair
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Local artists to hold painting demonstrations - Lompoc Record
Google News - over 5 years
Artist Beverly Johnson, who enjoys trying new techniques and uses birds as her subject, will demonstrate painting a silk scarf. Esther Bartlett, who loves to paint flowers, trees and nature scenes, will demonstrate watercolor painting
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Alameda Reinstates Water Rescue Program - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Council Member Beverly Johnson said the fire department should also consider leasing or making use of equipment and facilities in other areas in and around Alameda. “When we&#39;re looking at this we need to identify other resources we can take advantage
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Plan Approved to Close City Hall on Fridays - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
“Our priority is how effectively are we serving the public,” said Council Member Beverly Johnson. “The best way to do that is with this proposal, to have everybody there for four days.” The new schedule will come into effect the first Friday after
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What is beauty and who has it? - CNN
Google News - over 5 years
Although Beverly Johnson was the first African-American on the cover of Vogue in 1974, Webb was the first African-American to win a major cosmetics campaign when she signed on with Revlon in 1992. &quot;For me personally it was like almost the impossible
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Heflin Highlights - Cleburne News
Google News - over 5 years
June 24-Mark Truett, Beverly Johnson, Brittany Turner and Danny Boozer. June 25-Malene Bowen, Scott Dennis, Chris Turner, Kaley Oliver, Mary Merrill, Kate Roach, Nicole Estes and Ty McLean. June 26-Ashley Wilkerson, Bibb Bennett, Kim Williamson,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Beverly Johnson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 63
    She didn’t seem upset 'with the news', but I think she’s prepared to counter-sue.” Cosby dropped the lawsuit on February 19, 2016 to devote more time to his criminal case.
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  • 2015
    Age 62
    Her memoir, The Face That Changed It All, which discusses the Cosby incident, was released on August 25, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, Cosby started a defamation law suit against Johnson, alleging that she was lying about the drugging incident and contending that Johnson's story, first told in the Vanity Fair article, had been repeated in numerous interviews. It seeks unspecified damages and an injunction preventing the model from repeating her claims and requests they be removed from Johnson's memoir. A friend of Johnson said, “She expected this to happen.
  • 2014
    Age 61
    In late 2014, she wrote an article for Vanity Fair in which she accused Bill Cosby of drugging her in a meeting at his Manhattan residence in the 1980s, although the incident did not result in a sexual assault.
    More Details Hide Details Johnson said that Cosby spiked a cup of cappuccino with an unknown drug. As she felt her "body go completely limp," she realized what was happening. Johnson said she then screamed and cursed at him several times before Cosby got angry and dragged her outside and hailed a cab for her. Johnson decided to tell her story in hopes that "by going public" she would "encourage anyone who has been sexually victimized to speak out."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 26
    She had a brief singing career, releasing one album in 1979 on Buddah Records.
    More Details Hide Details Johnson has been a longtime hair and beauty influencer.
  • 1975
    Age 22
    Her appearance on the cover changed the beauty ideal in US fashion, and by 1975, every major American fashion designer had begun using African-American models.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to modeling, Johnson has also written a book, Beverly Johnson's Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty, and embarked on an acting career. She has also had roles in the films Ashanti (1979), The Meteor Man (1993), Def Jam's How to Be a Player (1997), and Crossroads (2002). She has appeared in guest spots on several television series, including Martin (TV series), Law & Order, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Parent 'Hood and the Super Bowl episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1998). She served for two seasons as a celebrity judge on the TV Land series She's Got the Look, a reality series, where women over 35 compete for a modeling contract and magazine spread. At the start of the series in 2008, Johnson shared that she and other models had suffered from anorexia and bulimia during her career.
  • 1974
    Age 21
    She went on to appear on more than 500 magazine covers, including the August 1974 issue of Vogue, becoming the magazine's first African-American cover model.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 18
    Born into a middle-class family in Buffalo, New York, Johnson was a champion swimmer in her youth and aspired to be a lawyer. She was a criminal justice major at Northeastern University when she tried modeling while on summer break in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details She quickly landed an assignment with Glamour and began working steadily.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on October 13, 1952.
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