Carmina is a professional dancer. Among her credits on Broadway are performances in Aries is Rising (1939); As the Girls Go (1948-50); and Dance Me a Song (1950).
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary / Junior High School Annual:
C. Cansino wrote: Adventures of a Teacher Gremlin
In comes the teacher,
Upon her lips a smile,
Evil thoughts concocting
All the while.
“And now we’ll have a test, my dears,
I know you all want one.”
There will be sixty questions,
I’m sure it will be fun.
The Gremlin pupils start to groan,
But bravely bare the trial
The test is over, teacher leaves,
Upon her lips a smile.
Nicknames: Carmina – “Banjo Eyes”
Predictions 21 years from now: Carmina Cansino will be another Rita Hayworth.
What would happen if – Carmina would forget to smile?
Carmina served on the Journalism Choosing Committee.
Last Will & Testament of Junior High: Carmina Cansino leaves her Spanish ability to Powell Chadwell.
From the Mar-Ken 1944 Yearbook, Transvia, “Sophomore Biographies”:
CARMINA CANSINO, another New Yorker, is an actress and a dancer. She actually likes languages, and drawing is one of her hobbies.
From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Junior Biographies”:
Born – April 21, 1930 in New York City
Greatest talent – drawing
Favorite saying – Oh! Nuts
Principal occupation – dancing
Chief occupation – dancing
Chief characteristic – Talking French and Spanish at the same time.
Favorite food – Steak
Destiny – to be an actress
Carmina Cansino was Vice-President of the Mar-Ken School Spanish Club, 1945
Carmina is a member of the Mar-Ken Chapter of the National Honor Society.
From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Senior Biographies”:
Title: Carmina Cansino
Copyright: Carnegie Hall, N.Y.
Introduction: Is a very fine sport. Speaks beautiful Spanish.
Forward: Carmina plans to travel as well as dance.
Illustrations: Listening to all of Gershwin’s Music. Admiring people who are persistent.
Glossary: “I’ll pop your balloon.”
Can you imagine Carmina Cansino with nothing to do?
Carmina was a member of the Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1946.
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