Most Memorable Jobs?
Q: JACKIE: I recently saw a program from Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration that listed you as one of the guest performers. Was that true? Did you perform for other Presidents? What were your most memorable jobs? We love you – keep on singing!
A: TERESA: "I didn’t perform at either of President Eisenhower’s inaugurations. In the late 1950s, I was invited to sing at the White House for him and other dignitaries. At almost the last minute I unfortunately had to cancel. I can’t remember why but I had four very young daughters at the time and I think one or more of them was ill. My most memorable jobs? Let’s see… I have Romanian heritage on my mother’s side and in the 1980s, Bob and I visited the country where I did a concert for charity. The people there were wonderful – warm, friendly and wonderful. I don’t think they knew who I was, really, but they came to hear me sing anyway. Another appearance that I certainly remember very vividly was my Carnegie Hall concert in 1978. It was memorable because I was so petrified!"
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