So, I just created a new YouTube channel for beauty and fashion, because I don’t think there are enough African-American beauty gurus. I really like your blog, and I’d like to know if you would be willing to help me get the word out about my video and help me get subscriptions from people. There will be new videos every Thursday. Thanks for your time!
There are many Black beauty vloggers/bloggers/ gurus of various shades, but it is also great to add more.
Gail Fisher, who broke many racial barriers for black women on American television, was born August 18, 1935. Her mother raised her and her siblings with her own hair styling business in Edison, New Jersey. During her teenage years, Fisher had showed an interest in entertainment through her participation in various beauty contests, acting in her High School’s plays and as a cheerleader. Fisher studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, after winning a contest sponsored by Coca-Cola, and later became a member of the Repertory Theater at Lincoln Center. She did many television commercials and declared herself “the first black female— no, make that black, period— to make a national TV commercial, on camera, with lines.” Her most well known and one of the first major roles for black women was as the secretary “Peggy Fair” on the show Mannix from 1968 until 1975. Fisher, pictured with Mark Stewart, as her son in Mannix (1970), won two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award for the role. She was the first black woman to win an Emmy Award.