REMEMBERING CARMEN

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My beautiful talented sister, Carmen passed away 30 years ago this month.

Carmen was a professional dancer, (on stage and TV) and started out at a very young age.

George Balanchine wanted to be her mentor if she could move to New York and join his ballet company. Los Angeles had a very small bellet company in which she was a prima ballerina. She was invited to dance with every touring U.S. and European company when they would come to L.A. Her talent was truly spectacular!

Carmen retired from dancing when she was in her thirties and used her amazing people skills to manage the West Coast Office of a trio of Oscar and Emmy Award winning lighting directors. It was during that period that she refused an offer to be a Playmate of the Month for Playboy.

Never a day goes by that our baby sister Michele and I don’t miss her.

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