The search was on today for former model and restaurateur B. Smith, who was reported missing. The 65-year-old beauty was seen on the Hampton Jitney going from New York City to Sag Harbor. She is said to have been last seen around South Hampton at 8 p.m. in a pink shirt, blue sweater jeans and sneakers. A man in Sag Harbor is said to have run into Smith at around 10 p.m.
While all missing persons cases are scary, this one was particularly frightening since Smith suffers from Alzheimers.
Thankfully, she has been found. Page Six reports Smith, whose first name is Barbara, was spied in a Manhattan diner today, although it is unclear if her Alzheimers symptoms are to blame for her disappearance.
Smith has been called a “renaissance woman” by the The New York Times for her food and lifestyle know-how as well as her skills as a TV personality, style and as an actress. She was the first black woman to cover Mademoiselle magazine in July of 1976.