She acted in Henry Denker's play, "Horowitz and Mrs. Washington," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Same Levene in the cast.
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The daughter of Marvin Spencer and Annie Mae (nee Anderson) McNeil, when Claudia was eight years old, she wrote to composer Eubie Blake
, expressing her desire to study under his tutelage after seeing his name in a newspaper article. Blake subsequently secured her mother's consent and gave her free voice lessons; twice a week for ten years.
According to an associate, while in her teens, McNeil ...