At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

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By Elizabeth Blair

Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade were a magnetic couple — he was towering, 6’6″, with a deep, Caribbean-lilted voice. She was a poised, petite dancer who brought sensuality and soul to ballet. He was best known for playing a James Bond villain and starring in 7 Up commercials. She was one of the first African-Americans to dance with the Metropolitan Opera.

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