Vanessa Williams

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Vanessa Williams
Photo Credit: Dawn_light93
Age: 53
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: First Black Miss America

Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. Williams initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in September 1983. However, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, she learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue. She thus resigned as Miss America on July 22, 1984 (after being given 72 hours to do so by the Miss America Organization), and was replaced by first runner-up Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles. Wikipedia

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Songs

300 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Save the Best for Last 1991
2 Colors Of The Wind 1905
3 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 1905
4 Baby, It's Cold Outside 2003
5 Dreamin' 1994
6 What Child is This 1996
7 The Right Stuff 1998
8 The Sweetest Days 1994
9 Running Back to You 1991
10 The Comfort Zone 1991
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

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I throw myself into my work. It's exhausting. It's time-consuming. I feel guilty for not being with my kids all the time, But then when I'm home with my children and devoting my life to my kids, in the back of my mind I'm wondering whether I'll ever get employed again. So there's a constant battle of doing what fuels me and what I do best. And also, being there for my kids.

Awards

39 Awards »
Nominated for 39 Awards | Won 9

In The News

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Lists

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Dating History

7 Relationships »
Vanessa Williams is married to Jim Skrip.
Jim Skrip
  • Commenced Dating: 2012
  • Date Engaged: September 2014
  • Date Married: 4 July 2015
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