Sopranos: That's Right, Honey

It was obvious that the girl had talent. She could talk to a television camera as if it were her pastor. She could smile lovingly at a new car and slip into the driver's seat while letting only a proper amount of knee show. She had a Grey Lady's sincerity and a sorority sister's charm. And she earned $150,000 a year as the Chrysler Girl on television. Then she suddenly announced she was giving it all up for grand opera. That's right, honey, her friends told her, lots of luck.

Last week, after five years on the outskirts of her...

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