Personal data for Audrey Taylor Henry


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Personal data for Audrey Taylor Henry
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Audrey "June" Taylor Henry's first memories are of watching her parents dancing on stage. They were members of the Brownskin Models, a touring carnival show in the mid-1930s. It was a demanding but lucrative career for the couple. Audrey grew up in the care of nannies while her parents toured. Audrey soon itched to be dancing on stage herself. During her school age days, she recalls, she eventually gained admission to the prestigious New York School of Performing Arts. Though her studies were interrupted by the challenges of long-distance parenting, Audrey did graduate from New York School of Performing Arts via correspondence. After thirty years of dancing and with two school aged boys, she was seeking a different career. For a while, she sold black history books over the phone. Meanwhile, she was hoping to get an on-air radio job. Though she did not want to pursue an acting career, it was an audition for a play in the late 1960s that ended up leading to a radio opportunity in news. Audrey earned undergraduate and master's degrees in education and counseling, and maintained a successful ten-year radio broadcast career. She has resided in Las Vegas since 1992 and is an active member of the community with a special interest in education. She is also the author of The Sound of Applause, a book that describes "how minorities used carnivals as a vehicle to find a better life."
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