Three black women have been N.C. Azalea Festival queens since the festival was first held in 1948.
Phylicia A. Rashad was queen in 1985. She was best known for playing the role of Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show.” Rashad became the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, in 2004, for her role in the revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.”
Dari Alexander was queen in 2004. Alexander is a news anchor at television station Fox 5 in New York City. Before joining FOX 5, she was an anchor and New York field correspondent at the FOX News Channel.
Tanisha Lynn was queen in in 2006. She was best known for playing the role of Danielle Frye from March 2004 until January 2007 on the TV show “All My Children.”
Was there an airplane crash at an Azalea Festival?
What year was Ronald Reagan grand marshal of the Azalea Festival?
Why are there very rarely R&B, hip-hop or rap groups in concert during the Azalea Festival?
How does the N.C. Azalea Festival get great acts like Kellie Pickler or Sugarland to come to a smaller city like Wilmington?
What is the Azalea Festival Garden Party?
What is the Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour?
Date posted: October 19, 2010
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