Meet a Miracle on 34th Street: Metropolitan's Carolyn Farina
updated 10/01/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/01/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Socially speaking, there's more than two bridges and a tunnel separating Farina's home turf, Forest Hills, Queens, from Manhattan's Upper East Side, Metropolitan's milieu. Farina, who's single and "not going steady," lives in a studio apartment with her divorced mother, Harriet, and works as a salesclerk at Macy's in Manhattan. Carolyn took up acting to get over her shyness, and it worked. "You should see me at Macy's—'Get outta here, lady!' " she barks. While seeking her next part, she minds the counter. "I have to pay the rent," she says. "I don't have another job—yet."