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us: Banks, Tyra

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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Inglewood (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Victoria's Secret (Firm)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Elite Model Management (Company)
        • Organization: Bankable Productions (Television company)
        • Organization: Tyra Banks Show (Television show)
        • Organization: T-Zone (Organization)
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Models (Persons)
          (lcsh) Actresses
            (lcsh) Businesspeople
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          • found: Higher learning, c1995: container (Tyra Banks)
          • found: Tyra's beauty inside and out, 1998: CIP t.p. (Tyra Banks) pub. info (supermodel and actress on New York undercover)
          • found: Levin, P. Tyra Banks, 1999: CIP galley (Tyra Lynne Banks; b. Dec. 4, 1973)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 13, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Banks, Tyra; Tyra Lynne Banks; model, actress, entrepreneur; born 04 December 1973 in Inglewood, California, United States; had a modeling contract with Elite Model Management, went to Paris and was booked for twenty-five fashion shows during her time in Paris; appeared as Will Smith's girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air show; appeared in the movie Higher Learning (1995), her big screen debut; landed a lucrative contract with CoverGirl cosmetics (1995); the first African American model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated (1997); was Victoria's Secret top model for several years; received the industry's prestigious Michael Award for Supermodel of the Year (1997); People Magazine listed her one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" (1994 and 1996); established TY Inc. and Bankable Productions (1999); established T-Zone, a self-esteem-building organization for young women; created America's Next Top Model, a reality TV show (2003); her own daytime program, The Tyra Banks Show, premiered in 2005; won Teen Choice awards (2007); won a 2008 Daytime Emmy Award for her talk show (2008))
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          • 1995-08-03: new
          • 2015-04-18: revised
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