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Claudine Longet

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Although French chanteuse Claudine Longet documented some bewitchingly ethereal albums that are very much revered by today’s aficionados of clean, advanced ’60s pop, among everyone her career like a performer was ultimately dwarfed from the events of her personal life, most regrettably the 1976 shooting which killed her boyfriend, skiing star Spider Sabich. Longet was created in Paris on January 29, 1942; based on an excellent content in the journal Girlyhead, she relocated towards the U.S. at age group 19, settling in NEVADA and getting the business lead dancer within the Folies Bergère present. There she fulfilled crooner Andy Williams, with whom she’d previous crossed pathways while still a kid in Paris. These were wedded in 1961, even though 14-calendar year difference within their age range was the foundation of very much controversy among Williams’ supporters. Through the early years of her relationship to Williams, Longet place her profession on hold to start out a family group; resurfacing in 1964, she made an appearance as a visitor star on tv series including Fight!, Hogan’s Heroes, Work for YOUR DAILY LIFE, as well as the Rat Patrol. And in addition, she was also frequently featured over the Andy Williams Display. Longet agreed upon to A&M Information in 1966, credit scoring a minor strike with her debut one “Deep breathing.” Her initial LP, Claudine, made an appearance the next calendar year, attaining moderate airplay for “Hello, Hello” along with a cover from the Beatles’ “Right here, There and All over the place.” THE APPEARANCE of Love made an appearance afterwards in 1967, and in 1968, Longet released Love Can be Blue; that same yr, she co-starred opposite Peter Sellers within the strike film The Party. Also in 1968, Longet released her fourth recording for A&M, Colors. After one last work for the label, 1970’s Operate Wild, Run Free of charge, she jumped to Williams’ fresh Barnaby imprint for We’ve ONLY Begun a yr later on — an ironic name considering that the couple’s relationship had ended simply months previous, although she and their three kids continued showing up on his annual tv Christmas specials for a long time to check out. Let’s Spend the night time Collectively, from 1972, was Longet’s last official launch, although she documented an album’s well worth of tracks to get a suggested follow-up (finally constructed in 1993 beneath the name Sugars Me). As Longet’s music profession faded, she became romantically associated with Olympic snow skiing champ Spider Sabich, in 1974 shifting with him to Aspen, CO, a getaway for the wealthy and popular where their neighbours included famous brands Jack port Nicholson and John Denver. For the morning hours of March 21, 1976, Sabich was shot and wiped out when his Lüger pistol proceeded to go off in Longet’s hands; around Aspen, many demonized the tragedy like a case of cold-blooded murder — gossips regarding the couple’s souring love swirled endlessly — even though resulting trial discovered Longet guilty just on costs of criminal carelessness, that she served thirty days in prison. Upon her launch, she wedded her defense lawyer, Ron Austin, and continued to be in Aspen, although within the years to check out she appeared in public areas only rarely.

Quick Facts


Full Name Claudine Longet
Profession Actor, Singer, Dancer
Nationality French
Spouse Andy Williams
Children Noelle Williams, Robert Williams, Christian Williams
Siblings Danielle Longet
Music Songs Love Is Blue, God Only Knows, Let's Spend the Night Together, Let It Be Me, How Insensitive, Here, There and Everywhere, The Look of Love, Hello, Hello, Who Broke Your Heart, Good Day Sunshine, I Think It's Gonna Rain Today, Sugar Me, Jealous Guy / Don't Let Me Down, I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You, Close to You, Think of Rain, Sunrise, Sunset, Happy Talk, Dindi, I Love How You Love Me, Creators of Rain, When I'm Sixty-four, Until It's Time for You to Go, Sleep Song, Man in a Raincoat, Manha de Carnaval, Both Sides Now, Peace Will Come According to Plan, My Guy, A Man and a Woman, Lazy Summer Night, As If You Walked Away
Albums The Look of Love, Claudine, Let's Spend the Night Together, Run Wild, Run Free, Love Is Blue, We've Only Just Begun, Colours, Hello, Hello: The Best of Claudine Longet, The Very Best of Claudine Longet, Cuddle Up With Claudine Longet, A&M Digitally Remastered Best, Sugar Me
Movies The Party, McHale's Navy, Massacre Harbor, Only One Day Left Before Tomorrow, How to Steal an Airplane, One Day Before Tomorrow


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#Fact
1 Daughter of Danielle Longet.
2 In 1960, she was the lead dancer of the Folies Bergere revue at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
3 Appeared on "People Weekly" magazine's first crime cover (24 January 1977).
4 The Rolling Stones wrote and recorded a song, "Claudine", about her murder trial and acquittal. The widely bootlegged song remains unreleased due to fears of possible litigation.
5 Shot her lover, Olympic skier Spider Sabich, on 21 March 1976 at his Aspen, CO, home after he had told her to move out because she and her three children were "cramping" his lifestyle. At the sensational trial that followed, Longet claimed the gun had discharged accidentally as Sabich was showing her how it worked. She was convicted of criminal negligence and sentenced to 30 days in jail, which she served following a vacation with her defense attorney, Ron Austin, whom she later married. In 1978 she signed a confidentiality agreement with Sabich's parents after they agreed to drop a $1.3-million civil suit against her.
6 Three children by singer Andy Williams: daughter Noelle Williams, sons Christian Williams and Bobby Williams, who was named for Robert F. Kennedy, a good friend of the Williamses.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond 1975 TV Movie Marie Antoinette
The Streets of San Francisco 1973 TV Series Michelle Carl
How to Steal an Airplane 1971 TV Movie Michelle Chivot
Alias Smith and Jones 1971 TV Series Michelle Monet
Love, American Style 1970 TV Series Susan (segment "Love and the Minister")
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 1969 TV Series Suzanne Rockford
The F.B.I. 1969 TV Series Danielle Chabrol
The Name of the Game 1968 TV Series Lianne Jevret
Massacre Harbor 1968 Marianne
The Party 1968 Michele Monet
Run for Your Life 1966-1967 TV Series Nicole
Combat! 1964-1967 TV Series Babette / Claudette
The Rat Patrol 1966-1967 TV Series Marianne Bertaine
Hogan's Heroes 1966 TV Series Michelle
12 O'Clock High 1965-1966 TV Series Liane Golet / Suzanne Arnais
Mr. Novak 1965 TV Series Sharhri Javid
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1964 TV Series Marie Ange
McHale's Navy 1964 Andrea Bouchard
Dr. Kildare 1963 TV Series Mme. Dupres
McHale's Navy 1963 TV Series Yvette Gerard

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lolo 2015 "Small Talk"
Pineapple Express 2008 performer: "Love is Blue"
The In-Laws 2003/I performer: "A Man and a Woman Un Homme et Une Femme"
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary performer: "Wanderlove"
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
How to Steal an Airplane 1971 TV Movie performer: "Sadness of a Happy Time"
A Flea in Her Ear 1968 performer: "A Flea in Her Ear"
The Party 1968 performer: "Nothing to Lose" 1968

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Andy Williams Christmas Show 1974 TV Movie
The Andy Williams Christmas Special 1973 TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America 1977 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Christmas Show 1974 TV Movie Herself - Singer
The Merv Griffin Show 1974 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Christmas Special 1973 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co. 1972 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Christmas Show 1971 TV Movie Herself
Monsanto Presents Mancini 1971/II TV Special Singer / Host
The Andy Williams Show 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
The Andy Williams Magic Lantern Show Company 1969 TV Movie Herself
The Andy Williams Christmas Special 1968 TV Movie Herself - Singer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1968 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Andy Williams Christmas Show 1967 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Love, Andy 1967 TV Movie Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1963-1967 TV Series Herself
The Jack Benny Program 1964 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1964 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Power, Privilege & Justice 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
City Confidential 2003 TV Series documentary Herself

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