Dobson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She started as a beautician. While working, she received her degree in fashion illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While studying, she was discovered in 1969 and began to film commercials and modeling. After school, she moved from Maryland to New York to model and act full-time. Dobson, who stood 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm), eventually became a fashion model for Vogue Magazine, according to. wikipedia.
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Posted: Tuesday May 2, 2012 @12:25 p.m. PST
“Glee” star Amber Riley says she’s fine after fainting on the red carpet on Tuesday.
The actress, who was attending a screening of “Glee” held by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles, collapsed while doing interviews with multiple media outlets, E! reports.
Riley was able to attend the panel presentation with other members of the show’s cast and producers, E! added. After the event, she took to her Twitter account to explain what happened.
“Hey guys, I’m okay,” she wrote. “I got a little dizzy from all the photog flashes! You’d think I’s be used to it by now, still a red carpet amateur I guess. Gonna get checked out but I feel fine. Thank you for all the concern and well wishes.”
Riley added, “I’d also like to thank the photographers for being so professional and not taking photos of me on the ground. I truly truly appreciate it. Could have been super embarrassing.”
According to ENTV, Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on Glee, hit the red carpet with her castmates and producers at an event at the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences last night – but while making the interview rounds, she ended up fainting!
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Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @ 1:33 a.m PST
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fueled death in February.
“I’m not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all,” Brown said in an interview to be aired this week on the “Today” show on U.S. television network NBC.
“I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he added.
Houston, 48, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February11 from what authorities called accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. White powder and drug paraphernalia were found in the bathroom where she died.
The singer had spoken publicly about a long battle with cocaine, marijuana and crack, particularly during her tempestuous 15-year marriage to Brown. They divorced in 2007, but some fans and members of Houston’s family have blamed Brown for her untimely death.
In his first TV interview since the singer died, Brown, 43, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer that he had been off drugs for seven years and was hurt to hear that Houston had been using cocaine.
“I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years – I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know – listen, it’s a hard fight,” he said.
Brown said drugs were part of Houston’s life before he met her in 1991. “I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he said.
“So this was a part of her life before you and she got together?” Lauer asked.
“Way, way before. Yeah … It’s just, it’s just unexplainable – how one could, you know, (say that I) got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone,” Brown replied.
Brown said Houston had a “glow about her” when he last saw her about a week before she died. He was at a restaurant having dinner with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
“She just looked like she was in a good place,” he said about the “I Will Always Love You” singer.
The interview will be aired on “Today” show on Wednesday and Thursday.
Brown turned up for Houston’s funeral in New Jersey but left before the service started saying he felt unwanted and disrespected.
Six weeks after Houston died, Brown was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Brown has pleaded not guilty.