Jayne Kennedy the first African - American miss
Considered by the "Ebony" magazine as being one of the most beautiful woman of the 20th century and the Coca - Cola company as the most admired African - American woman Jayne Kennedy born October 27, 1951 in Washington DC. She was actress, producer, TV host and top model but everything begins at the University when she integrate the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and meet the Vice - President Agnew. In 1970 she becomes famous by winning the title of Miss Ohio and by being semi - finalist in Miss USA. After that Jayne wanted to do politic like the congresswoman Shirley Chisholm who run for the democrat primary at the 1972 presidential election but her real purpose is acting.
Jayne Kennedy meets her husband Leon Isaac Kennedy and marry him with the famous singer and producer Smokey Robinson as witness. Jayne and Leon decide to go to California and during the 1970 Jayne performs in many TV series like "Chips", "Starsky and Hutch", "Body and soul" but she didn't succeed to receive the main part in "Wonder Woman" and in "Charlie angels". At the beginning of the 1980's Jayne Kennedy decides to become TV host on NFL Today network and specializes herself in sport. She also produces the famous aerobic TV show "Love your body" where she speaks about women cosmetics. During her career she has received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress 1982 and the NAACP Theater Award for Best Producer.