- Myrna Yvonne Smith (May 28, 1941 – December 24, 2010) was an American songwriter and singer. She was also a member of the Sweet Inspirations, and served in Elvis Presley’s backing group.
- Smith was an English teacher in South Brunswick high school in the 1960s, while she also pursued her singing career. The lead singer of her group, The Sweet Inspirations, was Cissy Houston, the mother of Whitney Houston.
- Myrna Smith along with the Sweet Inspirations provided the backing vocals for Van Morrison on his hit “Brown Eyed Girl.”
- The Sweet Inspirations most famously worked with Elvis Presley for many years, and also collaborated with Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, and the Killers, among many others.
Read an interview with Myrna Smith