Iconic Moments From The 1970s

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Jan Smithers before her days at WKRP in Cincinnati. (1973)

The 1970s were a wild and crazy time. There were disco balls and platform shoes, bell bottoms, and mustaches galore. It was a decade of freedom, of exploration and experimentation—and a lot of questionable fashion choices.

It was a time of change and exploration. It was a decade that saw the birth of disco and the death of disco, but also the rise of punk, and the beginnings of hip-hop. A time when people began to question what it meant to be free and what it meant to be an American.

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Jan Smithers was a model who lived in Cincinnati and was best known for her work with Sky magazine. She moved to New York City in 1973 and started working for Playboy Enterprises, Inc., which led to her becoming the Playmate of the Month for August 1974. 


She became the first woman to hold a position as president of a Fortune 500 company in 1973, when she was appointed head of Procter & Gamble.


Smithers served on the boards of General Electric and Federated Department Stores. She died in 1995 at age 77.