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Mary E. Mastranonio

Mary E. Mastranonio

Actress | Gina Montana in ‘Scarface’

Four decades, 22 movies and one Oscar nomination later, Mary Elizabeth Mastranonio still remembers concert choir under the direction of her all-time favorite faculty member — the late Harold Decker

The veteran actress who’d go on to play Al Pacino’s sister in 'Scarface' and Tom Cruise’s girlfriend in 'The Color of Money' only spent two years in the late ’70s here but she has many fond music memories. 

“The year of the Vocal Valentines was particularly hilarious. Patrons chose a truncated version of some valentine-worthy old tune, condensed and arranged for a quartet. Time and addresses were taken down and for a small fee a group of singers would be dispatched to deliver the tune and maybe a rose or something. 

“So silly, so many embarrassed boyfriends and so much fun.”