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The Waldo Canyon Fire Threatens the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado
An ominous cloud of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rises from the south behind the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel as cadets head for a briefing on evacuation procedures, June 27, 2012. The Academy evacuated more than 600 families and 110 dormitory residents from the base the evening of June 27. UPI/Carol Lawrence/U.S. Air Force
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Carol Lawrence (born September 5, 1932) is an American actress most often associated with musical theatre.

Born as Carolina Maria Laraia in Melrose Park, Illinois, Carol Lawrence made her Broadway debut in 1952. She achieved success in the role of Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story in 1957, and received a nomination for Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for this role. She played the role for two years, and after an appearance in the show Saratoga returned to West Side Story for its 1960 season. Among her other Broadway successes were I Do! I Do! (1967) and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993-95).

She has played several roles at The Muny in St. Louis, the oldest and largest outdoor theater in the U.S., including Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1975), Charity in Sweet Charity (1977), and Lucille Early in No, No, Nanette (1990).

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