Niagara Gazette — But now “Pippin’s” left-behind Leading Player is one of the most talked-about actresses in America, after washing out the Joe Montana stain from her husband’s sweatshirt in the Tide commercial that many hold was the Super Bowl’s best. Interviewers have swarmed her way.
Carmen is handling her literal 30 seconds of fame with classical charm, insisting on stressing what Niagara meant to her, and to others, how it trains people not only for theater, but for life. And its disappointments, such as reviewers who seemed to have been struck blind by her talent.
We were blessed to reconnect about four years ago, and fleetingly share the stage with her in a show at O’Connell & Company in Williamsville. Yes, she remembered. No, she never felt slighted.
Carmen has gained far less recognition for doing work far more complicated than laundry. But a few sudsy have made her the talk of the town, and she insists that her alma mater share the glow.
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