About Sharon Paige
This is how it began. There’s a workingman’s diner called Jockey’s on the Baltimore waterfront not too far from the McCormick’s Spice Factory. Go in and you might find a young girl known as Little Jockey singing and dancing on the counter to the accompaniment of the jukebox, and that would be Sharon.
Initially, while she never stopped singing, she trained to become a dancer.
She was seventeen the day her best friend Ellen Cohen (aka Mama Cass Elliot) came by announcing "Put on your leotard, you're going to audition," and the lunch counter got replaced
by summer stock. Next came New York City and the beginning of ten years of singing, dancing,
and acting in dinner theaters, summer stock, night clubs, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway,
TV, and film. She sang back up on "Missing You", Freddy Cole's single dedicated to his brother Nat; and appeared in the National Company tours of "Hello Dolly", "Your Own Thing" and "Stop The World I Want To Get Off".
Then, as easily as Sharon slipped into the business, she slipped out. There was something even more important on her plate: a child to raise. So on to selling antiques, renovating nine houses, running a gourmet bakery with her daughter, Melanie.
Eventually, she graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn College and then went on to become a master teacher of the Orton-Gillingham method used to remediate dyslexic children. Finally, when the exigencies of life began to ease up, instead of kicking back,
she returned to singing.