New Faces: Sommers Is Icumen On

The voice, like wind through sugar cane, first rustled into U.S. living rooms last year singing "Now it's a Pepsi . . . for those who think young." Joanie Sommers, owner of the voice, has come a long way since those anonymous days, has already earned her first quarter-million dollars (and her first ulcer) at the age of 20. Says she: "I'm a worrywart. I'm tired and I ponder about being tired."

At the age of ten, Joanie Drost (her real name) won a prize on a Buffalo TV show singing Your Cheating Heart, largely because (she says) her numerous relatives...

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