See photos of actress, singer and fashion designer, Vanessa Williams, who first gained recognition when she was crowned Miss America 1984.

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The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead is hosting a Laughin' New Year's Eve event this holiday.

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The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Inc. hosts its second annual Midnight on Main Street event on Dec. 31, 2016, at Capital One Plaza in Patchogue with an illuminated ball, fireworks, a DJ and music.

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Vanessa Williams poses backstage at the Pamella Roland fashion show on Feb. 10, 2017, during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan.

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Vanessa Williams attends the Daytime Divas panel discussion on Jan. 13, 2017, at Viacom's VH1 portion of the Winter Television Critics Association media tour in Pasadena, Calif.

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Vanessa Williams performs Dec. 2, 2016, during the VH1 "Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night" at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

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The "Ugly Betty" reunion drew, from left, America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz, Eric Mabius, and Vanessa Williams on June 11, 2016, at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Vanessa Williams attends New York City Ballet's spring gala on May 4, 2016, at David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

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Actress and singer Vanessa Williams performs Sept. 13, 2015, during the 2016 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. She was Miss America 1984.

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Executive chairman and CEO for Miss America Sam Haskell III and Vanessa Williams speak onstage on Sept. 13, 2015, during the 2016 Miss America competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J.

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Actress and singer Vanessa Williams sings the national anthem on Aug. 31, 2015, before the start of the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing.

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Actress and singer Vanessa Williams attends the VIP kick off party for Saudia Arabian artist Mashael Al Athel on Dec. 1, 2014, in Miami, Fla.

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Actress and singer Vanessa Williams arrives on the red carpet on Aug. 25, 2014, for the 66th Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Actress and singer Vanessa Williams attends the 2014 Ailey Spirit Gala on June 11, 2014, at David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

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Vanessa Williams attends Harlem's Fashion Row Fifth Anniversary on Sept. 7, 2013, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Vanessa Williams at the after party for the Broadway opening night of "The Trip To Bountiful" at the Copacabana in Manhattan on April 23, 2013.

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Vanessa Williams attends HBO's Post 2013 Golden Globe Awards Party hat Circa 55 restaurant at the Beverly Hilton on January 13, 2013.

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Vanessa Williams attends the "666 Park Avenue" Press Room during Comic-Con International 2012 held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 13, 2012.

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Vanessa Williams stars as Olivia Doran in the 2012 drama "666 Park Avenue."

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Actress Felicity Huffman, center, poses with fellow "Desperate Housewives" cast members Vanessa Williams, left, and Marcia Cross on March 7, 2012, after Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, both received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

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Actors Audra McDonald, left, and Vanessa Williams attend the 12th Annual Audience Choice Awards at the Allen Room at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on May 15, 2011.

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Vanessa Williams arrives at the InStyle And Warner Bros. 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 16, 2011.

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Vanessa Williams arrives at the 2011 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 5, 2011.

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Honoree Vanessa Williams attends the 30th Annual New York Women in Film & Television Muse Awards at New York Hilton and Towers in Manhattan on Dec. 8, 2010.

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Actress Vanessa Williams attends the 76th annual Drama League Awards ceremony and luncheon on May 21, 2010, at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.

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Vanessa Williams attends a celebration for the New York UpFronts hosted by Ariel Foxman, editor of InStyle, and ICM in Manhattan on May 18, 2010.

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Before Vanessa Williams became a stage, film and television actress, she won the title of Miss America in 1984. Williams' acting credits include "Ugly Betty," "The Good Wife" and "Royal Pains," among others.

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Actress Vanessa Williams attends the opening night after party of "Sondheim on Sondheim" at Studio 54 in Manhattan on April 22, 2010.

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Vanessa Williams, Mary-Kate Olsen and Mark Indelicato attend the grand opening celebration of Otarian on Bleeker Street in Manhattan on April 14, 2010.

Vanessa Williams, the newly crowned Miss America 1984, arrives at the White House in Washington for a state dinner in honor of the visiting West German President Karl Carstens, on Oct. 4, 1983.

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Vanessa Williams after being crowned Miss America 1984 in Atlantic City, N.J., on September 17, 1983.

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Vanessa Williams, the new Miss America, left, is shown as she is crowned by outgoing Miss America Debra Maffett in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 17, 1983.

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Miss New York Vanessa Williams is crowned Miss America 1984 at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. on Sept. 17, 1983.

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Vanessa Williams, days before being crowned Miss America, on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. To her right, Eileen Theobald, of West Islip, and Mirtie and Jeff Smith from Dayton, Ohio, on Sept. 13, 1983.

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