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Naomi Sims

August 05, 2009|Times Staff And Wire Reports

Naomi Sims, the first black fashion model to appear on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal, died Saturday of cancer in Newark, N.J. She was 61. After modeling, Sims launched her own wig-making business geared toward black women. It became a multimillion-dollar beauty company.

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