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Losing a New York Accent – Get Atta Here!

Dear Commons Community,

Here is a quick, interesting and fun video featuring the actress Lauren LoGuidice who goes to a voice coach every week in an effort to eliminate her Queens (New York) accent.  She tells of the need to change her voice and diction to sound more Upper Eastside in order to get the kinds of acting roles that she would like.  She also comments on how her family especially her brothers (“You Talking to Me”) ask her:  “What the hell you speaking?”   Those of us growing up in Brooklyn, East Harlem and  the South Bronx in the 1950s,   know this story well.

Tony

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