All my life the arts have occupied a particularly important part of who I am and what I do. My twin sister and I were born into a protestant minister's family; however our dad had been a vaudeville actor in Chicago prior to his meeting mother (which "precipitated" the occupational 'conversion', so to say). Mother and dad sang duets for church, and my twin Vivian and I were only three years old when we were first "shown off" in church and even with the city band and on the radio singing duets, I singing the "lead line" or soprano part, and she the alto (purely by ear, by the way). By the time we reached the age of five, though, we had switched and I began singing the alto line. "The TWINS have a number they'll sing for you now." OH, back in those days selections were, maybe, "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree With Anybody Else But Me", "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "Any Bonds Today", etc.
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