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Eydie Gormé Dies, Singing Legend Was 84
http://www.people.com ^ | august 10, 2013 | Stephen M. Silverman

Posted on 08/10/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by lowbridge

Concert and recording superstar Eydie Gormé, who – performing everything from ballads to bossa nova with singing partner and husband Steve Lawrence – made an indelible impression on American audiences during the swingin' '60s, died Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas, her spokesman, Howard Bragman, tells PEOPLE. She was 84.

"Legendary singer and performer Eydie Gorme passed away peacefully today at Sunrise Hospital following a brief illness," Bragman said in a statement. "She was surrounded by her husband, son and other loved ones at the time of her death."

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KEYWORDS: eydiegorme; music; obituary
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1 posted on 08/10/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I always liked Edie...she was on the variety shows a lot back in the day.


2 posted on 08/10/2013 5:09:32 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: lowbridge

3 posted on 08/10/2013 5:10:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: lowbridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpiBmay_DfU


4 posted on 08/10/2013 5:19:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: lowbridge
Gosh, I remember Edie and her husband, Steve Lawrence. They were on Ed Sullivan and just about every other variety show in the 50s and 60s. Nice looking, talented couple. Married 55 years. That’s unusual in Hollywood.

Rest in peace.

5 posted on 08/10/2013 5:22:32 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: lowbridge

RIP to a great talent.


6 posted on 08/10/2013 5:23:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Eydie not Edie. I can’t spell.


7 posted on 08/10/2013 5:23:36 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: lowbridge

RIP Eydie Gourme. I love them. We saw them in Vegas at the Stardust right before it was torn down. I really wanted the real Vegas experience and Steve and Eydie provided it big time.

I am truly sad to learn of her death.


8 posted on 08/10/2013 5:25:06 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: lowbridge

Bossa Nova’s fault.


9 posted on 08/10/2013 5:25:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

The woman could sing!


10 posted on 08/10/2013 5:25:20 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lowbridge

Thanks for the music, Eydie.


11 posted on 08/10/2013 5:26:45 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: lowbridge; a fool in paradise

Blame it on the bossa nova! (The dance of love.)


12 posted on 08/10/2013 5:28:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: lowbridge; a fool in paradise

Blame it on the bossa nova! (The dance of love.)


13 posted on 08/10/2013 5:28:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: lowbridge
Eydie goes ska! written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill
14 posted on 08/10/2013 5:29:39 PM PDT by Keltik ("The goal should not be diversity -- the goal must be Quality.")
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To: lowbridge

Awww... my parents loved her and Steve Lawrence... i remember looking at their album cover again and again as a kid...


15 posted on 08/10/2013 5:29:43 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: lowbridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DRYOFSuWdM

There will be some serious singing in Heaven tonight :)
Rest in Peace madam,
Tatt


16 posted on 08/10/2013 5:29:48 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: lowbridge; a fool in paradise

Eydie will be united in heaven with her singing partner Barry Manilow!


17 posted on 08/10/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: lowbridge
Interesting visual similarities:


18 posted on 08/10/2013 5:33:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

RIP.


20 posted on 08/10/2013 5:38:31 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: lowbridge
"She was 84."

The years keep rolling by.
21 posted on 08/10/2013 5:43:02 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: lowbridge
Mama, Teach Me to Dance (Mama, Quiero Bailar) (1956)

Love Me Forever (1957)

22 posted on 08/10/2013 5:44:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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23 posted on 08/10/2013 5:48:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: All

Steve Lawrence has always been a favorite of mine. Never liked Eydie that much.

But they were a remarkable couple. I was watching an old Sanford and Son episode where Steve and Eydie encountered Fred Sanford in Las Vegas. That was from 40 years ago. They had that much staying power and enjoyed a great life together.

RIP Eydie.


24 posted on 08/10/2013 6:02:36 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: lowbridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5dESHYT8A0


25 posted on 08/10/2013 6:02:38 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lowbridge

She had an incredible voice - I was always impressed. I remember back in the golden age of variety shows Eydie and Steve Lawrence would do some excellent duets.


26 posted on 08/10/2013 6:05:37 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Revolting cat!
LOL! That is so wrong :-)...
27 posted on 08/10/2013 6:07:20 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: gorush

Steve and Edie were both the old school greats....I am sad to hear of her passing.


28 posted on 08/10/2013 6:33:16 PM PDT by Shady (It is called LIBERTY...Freedom linked to Responsibility. Any questions?)
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To: lowbridge

I liked Edie. She and Steve were a great couple and singers. Prayers for Steve.


29 posted on 08/10/2013 6:33:36 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Oh lighten up Francis. Some of us got a chuckle out of it.


31 posted on 08/10/2013 7:09:00 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I suspect that the image was made well before today.

It's visually punny.

Not at all like your post.

32 posted on 08/10/2013 7:17:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

I got to see them live once. It was amazing. I must have been 15 or so and it still made an impression.


33 posted on 08/10/2013 7:31:52 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: lowbridge

She just died? At 84?

I would have thought she was 104 and died a long time ago...

Rest in Peace beautiful woman.


34 posted on 08/10/2013 7:39:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lowbridge

She just died? At 84?

I would have thought she was 104 and died a long time ago...

Rest in Peace beautiful woman.


35 posted on 08/10/2013 7:39:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lowbridge; zot; Interesting Times

I recall many evenings growing up listening to her and to her husband, Steve Lawrence, sing on many of the tv variety shows of the 50s - 70s until that type went away. May she now join the heavenly choir.


36 posted on 08/10/2013 7:41:26 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar
May she now join the heavenly choir.

Amen.

37 posted on 08/10/2013 7:47:18 PM PDT by zot
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To: lowbridge

May the angels sing her home. Great entertainer....loved she and Steve so much


38 posted on 08/10/2013 7:53:42 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: lowbridge

Send in the Clowns. Much better, IMHO, that a lot of others singers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG3dxF9324M


39 posted on 08/10/2013 8:10:37 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: lowbridge

VERY sorry to hear this. Steve and Eydie were longtimed favorites.


40 posted on 08/10/2013 8:16:25 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Keltik

She came up during the time when every club and bar had a piano and singer. Made for lot of great talent and she and Steve rose to the top.


41 posted on 08/10/2013 8:17:00 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Mr Rogers
Originally from A Little Night Music. And written for a singer with little breath control, which Eydie was not.
42 posted on 08/10/2013 8:20:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Mr Rogers
Softly As I Leave You

An appropriate song from her.

43 posted on 08/10/2013 8:27:53 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: lowbridge

My favorite song as a little kid, about age 3 years, was Eydie Gorme’s “You’ve Got To Have Rain.” God Bless her and Steve Lawrence. Didn’t they have a short live TV show? Or was it only a few TV specials of their own they did? Plus of course appearing on other shows like Carol Burnett, Andy Williams, etc. Oh the good old days. The crap on TV that kids (of all ages) watch these days is disgusting and if I started on the music. Oh my for the good old days.


44 posted on 08/10/2013 8:32:00 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: lowbridge

Thank you for the great music in the 60’s.


45 posted on 08/10/2013 8:59:27 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: lowbridge

Too bad - I think she and her husband used to spend a lot of time on the original Tonight Show when Steve Allen got it underway way back in the ‘50’s - good times.....


46 posted on 08/10/2013 9:06:52 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: lowbridge

Got to see Steve and Eydie open for Frank Sinatra at Miami Arena many many years ago. Awesome show and I am only 39 yrs old...I always had a total respect and appreciation for legends. They were awesome. I was thankful enough to see Sinatra 3 times while he was alive. Glad I did.


47 posted on 08/10/2013 9:45:39 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: fella

Nice choice.


48 posted on 08/10/2013 9:51:35 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: lowbridge

Loved her and her music. Rest in peace Miss Eydie Gormé.


49 posted on 08/10/2013 10:06:07 PM PDT by Weirdad (Orthodox Americanism: It's what's good for the world! (Not communofascism!))
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To: jocon307
RIP Eydie Gourme. I love them. We saw them in Vegas at the Stardust right before it was torn down. I really wanted the real Vegas experience and Steve and Eydie provided it big time.
I fell upon their Website a few years ago and noted that, on their later tours, they had played at several Vegas hotels that subsequently came down in favour of newer ones. At the time, the Frontier was coming down and only the famous sign was still standing.

I noticed their list of the defunct Vegas hotels they played didn't include the Frontier. So, just as a curiosity point, I sent a note to whomever through the site e-mail asking after that, and included a puckish question to the effect that, well, didn't they begin to fear they were becoming something of a Las Vegas jinx?

Well, the surprise was on me: I got a pleasant little e-mail back from Eydie Gorme herself: "Oh, sh@t! We DID play the Frontier!!!"

I didn't have the heart to tell her that, just for that little kindness, I'd forgiven her for making "Blame It on the Bossa Nova."

50 posted on 08/10/2013 10:46:29 PM PDT by BluesDuke (What made America great: God, guns, and Gibson Les Pauls . . .)
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