Beloved Actress And Super Model Dead At 70

Shelley Smith, the iconic supermodel and actress from the 1970s, has passed away at 70 years old. Widely recognized for her significant contributions to both the fashion and entertainment industries, Smith’s demise has deeply saddened many.

Commencing her modeling career in the early ’70s, Smith quickly made a mark, gracing the cover of the renowned Harper’s Bazaar. She was prominently featured in other major publications, including Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Glamour magazines. The latter part of the decade saw her transition into the realm of television. In 1979, Smith starred in the TV show “The Associates,” where she showcased her acting prowess alongside celebrities like Martin Short, Wilfrid Hyde-White, and Alley Mills. As Sarah James, she appeared in all 13 episodes of this legal drama which concluded in 1980.

Smith’s acting career continued to flourish during the early ’80s. From 1983 to 1984, she secured a principal role in the NBC military series titled “For Love and Honor,” where she played Captain Carolyn Engel. The series featured other notable stars like Cliff Potts, Yaphet Kotto, and Gary Grubbs. Beyond these roles, Smith was a familiar face on television throughout the 1980s, making guest appearances on various popular shows. Audiences remembered her from series like “Fantasy Island,” “The Love Boat,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Simon & Simon,” and “Murder She Wrote.”

Apart from her scripted television roles, Shelley Smith was an avid game show participant. Her appearances on shows such as “SuperPassword,” “Body Language,” and Dick Clark’s “10,000 Pyramid” showcased a different, playful side to her.

Michael Maguire, Shelley’s husband, expressed his profound sorrow over her passing in a heartfelt statement. He reminisced about her compassionate nature, emphasizing how much she loved assisting others. “Most of all, she helped me,” Maguire revealed, reflecting on the transformative influence Shelley had on him. Describing their bond as pure and profound, he admitted the challenge of imagining life without her but took solace in the beautiful memories of their incredible relationship.

Smith’s impact on American entertainment, spanning decades, is undeniable. As news of her death reverberated through the industry, many mourned the loss of such a versatile and dynamic talent. Her achievements across multiple platforms, from modeling to acting to game show appearances, testify to her talent and adaptability. Her roles, both on the runway and the screen, leave behind an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

The heartfelt tributes pouring in from fans and industry peers are a testament to Shelley Smith’s legacy. Her contributions to the world of fashion and entertainment will forever be remembered, and she will undoubtedly be missed. Rest in Peace, Shelley Smith.