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Eydie Gorme

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Although the majority of her career was conducted through the rock era, traditional pop singer Eydie Gorme carved out a location for herself in a number of regions of entertainment. For twenty years, from your mid-’50s towards the mid-’70s, she regularly scored within the pop graphs, having a parallel put in place the Latin pop field from your 1960s on. She made an appearance on tv and on the Broadway stage. And she was a significant nightclub entertainer, headlining in NEVADA showrooms and around the U.S. For some of her profession, she proved helpful both single and in a duo with her hubby, Steve Lawrence. Gorme was created Edith Gormezano, the youngest of three kids of Sephardic Jewish immigrant parents (her dad was a tailor from Sicily, her mom was from Turkey), in the brand new York Town borough from the Bronx on August 16, 1931. Spanish and British had been spoken in her house, and she was raised fluent both in languages. She demonstrated a pastime in performing early and produced her radio debut at age three. By enough time she is at senior high school, she was performing using a music group led by way of a friend called Ken Greengrass. After graduating from senior high school, she got employment being a Spanish interpreter using the Theatrical Source Export Organization and attended the town College of NY at night. Quickly, however, she identified to attempt to turn into a professional vocalist, and Greengrass became her supervisor. In 1950, she was employed by bandleader Tommy Tucker and toured along with his group for just two months. She after that spent annually with Tex Beneke’s music group before going single. In 1952, she was authorized to Coral Information, which released some singles, you start with “That Nights Heaven.” In Sept 1953, she became a normal within the late-night chat display Tonight!, hosted by Steve Allen, which in those days was just broadcast in NY. Currently on the display was vocalist Steve Lawrence. On Sept 27, 1954, this program started broadcasting nationally on NBC. Around once, Lawrence and Gorme released their 1st single like a duo, “MAKE YOUR SELF Comfy”/”I’ve Gotta Crow,” the last mentioned in the Broadway musical Peter Skillet. Gorme produced her initial appearance on the esteemed Copacabana membership in NY in Feb 1956. The entire year before, she acquired turned from Coral Information to ABC-Paramount, and her second discharge for the brand new firm, “As well Close for Ease and comfort” (in the Broadway musical Mr. Great), proclaimed her graph debut in Apr 1956 and became a high 40 strike. Its follow-up, “Mama, Teach Me to Dance,” also peaked in the very best 40. In 1957, she acquired three more graph singles, probably the most effective of them getting the very best 40 strike “Like Me Forever,” and she positioned two LPs in the very best 20: Eydie Gormé and Eydie Swings the Blues. On Dec 29, 1957, Gorme wedded Lawrence. Steve Allen, having remaining Tonight!, experienced released a prime-time series, and Lawrence and Gorme hosted its summer season substitute, Steve Allen Presents the Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gormé Display, in July and August 1958, operating from eight p.m. to nine p.m. on Weekend nights. In the mean time, Gorme positioned another three singles within the graphs in 1958, probably the most effective of them becoming the very best 20 strike “YOU WILL NEED Hands,” and she also obtained another two Best 20 albums, Eydie Vamps the Roaring ’20s and Eydie in Like…. Although she continuing to record and perform club times, she was relatively less mixed up in past due ’50s as she and Lawrence began a family group (their first kid, David Lawrence, became a film composer) and he satisfied his military dedication. They relaunched their profession in 1960 with some joint membership engagements and their initial full-fledged duo record, We Got Us; the name song earned them the Grammy Award for Greatest Performance by way of a Vocal Group. Past due in 1960, Gorme turned label affiliations to United Performers Information, but she under no circumstances scored any strikes with the business, and by 1962 she got shifted to Columbia Information. Her first solitary, a revival of “Yes My Darling Girl,” became a high Ten hit within the U.K. in the summertime of 1962, however in the U.S. she re-ignited her documenting profession in early 1963 with “Blame It within the Bossa Nova,” compiled by the Brill Building songwriting group of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, which reached the very best Ten and gained her a Grammy nomination for Greatest Female Vocal Efficiency. During the remaining yr, she positioned four even more singles within the graphs, two of these with her spouse, billed basically as Steve & Eydie. Those duo information, I wish to Stay Right here and I CANNOT Stop DISCUSSING You (both compiled by another Brill Building group, Carole Ruler and Gerry Goffin), reached the very best 40, as do Gorme’s single record Blame It over the Bossa Nova. Like all traditional pop performers, Gorme was tossed into the tone by the United kingdom Invasion of 1964. She do manage to get some good attention, nevertheless, by teaming up with the Trio los Panchos and documenting a Spanish-language record, Amor, that spent 22 weeks within the graphs. She as well as the trio implemented with an increase of Amor in 1965. On the other hand, she was also delving into modern show tunes on her behalf singles, reducing Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim’s “WILL I Listen to a Waltz?,” Burton Street and Alan Jay Lerner’s “What Do I Have WHICH I DON’T POSSESS?” (from On the Clear Day YOU CAN VIEW Forever), and Jerry Herman’s “If He Strolled Into MY ENTIRE LIFE” (from Mame). The final of these offered her a high Ten easy hearing strike in 1966 and brought her her 1st single Grammy Award for Greatest Female Vocal Efficiency. Within the same yr, her Don’t Head to Strangers LP became a high 40 strike and her Spanish-language vacation collection Navidad Means Xmas reached the very best Ten from the Xmas graph. Gorme continuing to record also to graph in 1967, but with diminishing outcomes. Her single recording, Softly, when i Keep You, reached the very best 100, which charted much better than her duo recording with Lawrence, Jointly on Broadway, do, and by the finish of the entire year Columbia acquired released Eydie Gorme’s Greatest Strikes, a sign which the label sensed her biggest achievement was behind her. On the other hand, she and Lawrence acquired ambitious plans. That they had organized to co-star within a Broadway musical, Golden Rainbow, an version from the Arnold Schulman play A Opening in the top (which got also served because the basis for the Frank Sinatra film of that name), but with a fresh song score compiled by Walter Marks. In expectation of the show’s starting, the Columbia subsidiary released Gorme’s documenting of “How MAY I Become So Incorrect,” among her songs in the present, and it reached the simple Listening graph in Dec 1967. Golden Rainbow opened up on Feb 4, 1968, and was successful, playing 385 shows before shutting on January 12, 1969. On the other hand, Gorme and Lawrence continuing to record for Columbia and Calendar, but during 1968, they transferred functions to RCA Victor Information. The brand new label originally scored making use of their duo LPs What IT HAD BEEN, Was Appreciate (an idea record constructed by Gordon Jenkins), and True Accurate Lovin’ in 1969, however in the fall Gorme’s single one “Tonight I’ll State a Prayer” experienced the graphs, accompanied by an LP of the same name released in Feb 1970. By the first ’70s, traditional pop performers had been having trouble preserving their berths using the main brands. Gorme and Lawrence continuing to record for RCA Victor into 1971, credit scoring several easy hearing graph entries, then turned to MGM Information, which tried to produce a last are a symbol of traditional pop with performers like them and Tony Bennett. There is a Gorme single recording, It Was a great time, in 1971, along with a duo recording, The Globe of Steve & Eydie, in 1972, that created your final pop singles graph entry, “WE ARE ABLE TO Make It Collectively,” offering the Osmonds; this is followed by several singles in 1973. From then on, Gorme was no more a factor within the pop graphs. Luckily, she and Lawrence experienced built up a reliable following for golf club and television looks. In 1975, that they had a Television particular, Our Love IS HERE NOW to Stay, which was their tribute to George Gershwin. It spawned an LP and earned an Emmy Prize. Gorme, meanwhile, considered the Latin marketplace. She was nominated to get a 1976 Grammy for Greatest Latin Recording on her behalf record La Gorme on Gala Information, and once again in 1977 for Muy Amigos, GOOD FRIENDS, an record she documented with Danny Rivera. There have been also periodic English-language recordings. In Sept 1976, she came back to the simple Listening graph with her edition of “What I DID SO for Like” from your Broadway musical A Chorus Collection on United Performers Records. The achievement of the Gershwin system led to additional composer tribute albums, as well as the 1978 unique Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin received seven Emmys, including one for Exceptional Comedy-Variety or Music System (Unique or Series) that visited Gorme and Lawrence as performers, combined with the suppliers and executive suppliers. Gorme and Lawrence produced only occasional endeavors into documenting in the past due ’70s and ’80s. Documenting simply because “Parker & Cent,” they positioned an individual, “Hallelujah,” within the Adult Modern graph in 1979. In 1989, they released their very own GL Music label using the duo recording Alone Collectively. (Ultimately, GL started to reissue their older albums on Compact disc, offered by www.steveandeydie.com.) However they do turn-away business in NEVADA and such A-list locations as Carnegie Hall in NY and the Common Amphitheater in LA. In 1990-1991, they made an appearance with Frank Sinatra on his “Gemstone Jubilee” tour commemorating his 75th birthday, plus they had been on Sinatra’s Duets II recording in 1994. The duo got in within the lounge trend from the middle-’90s, documenting their edition of Soundgarden’s “Dark Gap Sunlight” for the 1997 Hollywood Information collection Lounge-A-Palooza. They continuing to surface in Las Vegas in to the brand-new century, shutting the Circus Maximus showroom of Caesar’s Palace in Sept 2000 to summarize a decade of shows there. They didn’t perform once again in NEVADA until the springtime of 2004, if they opened within the Wayne Newton Movie theater from the Stardust Resort on Apr 29. Eydie Gorme passed away in NEVADA in August 2013 at age 84.

Quick Facts


Full Name Eydie Gormé
Died August 10, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Profession Actor, Singer
Education William Howard Taft High School
Nationality American
Spouse Steve Lawrence
Children David Nessim Lawrence, Michael Lawrence
Parents Fortuna Garmezano, Nessim Garmezano
Awards Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
Music Songs Luna Lunera, Piel Canela, If He Walked Into My Life, Sabor A Mi, Cuatro vidas, Vereda Tropical, Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado, La Ultima Noche, Softly, as I Leave You, You Need Hands, Historia de un Amor, Di que no es verdad, What Did I Have That I Don't Have?, Noche de Ronda, Blame It on the Bossa Nova, It Takes Too Long to Learn to Live Alone, Media Vuelta, Muy amigos, It Takes Too Long, I'll Take Romance, Guess Who I Saw Today, Yes My Darling Daughter, Be Careful It's My Heart, Track 3, Don't Go to Strangers, When The Sun Comes Out, After You've Gone, Tonight I'll Say a Prayer, Esta tarde vi llover, I Want You to Meet My Baby, I Feel So Spanish, Quiereme mucho
Albums Eydie / Eydie in Love, Vamps the Roaring 20's, Gormé Sings Showstoppers, Love Is A Season, Vocal Masters, It's Us Again, Eydie Gorme, In Dixieland, Vamps the Roaring 20's (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1958), Eydie Gorme's Delight, Greatest Hits, Come Sing with Me, Eydie Gorme´ (Remastered, Doxy Collection), Blanca Navidad, The Man I Love, Come Sing With Me / I Feel So Spanish!, A Date with Eydie Gormé, Sincerely Yours, Eydie Gorme: A Little Latin,Some Bossa Nova and All the Hits!!!, Sabor a Mí (feat. Los Panchos), Love Is a Season / On Stage, Gorme Sings Showstoppers (Special Edition), Cozy, On Stage, Country Style (Remastered, Doxy Collection), Enjoying The Meal, The Velvet Voice, The Collection Volume One 1956-1959, Eydie Gorme's Delight / Eydie Swings the Blues, On Stage (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1959), Eydie Gorme Her Greatest Hits, Bésame Mucho, Steve and Eydie on Broadway, Send in the Clowns, Let the Good Times Roll, Eydie Swings the Blues (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1957), Mem'ries And Souvenirs, Blame It On the Bossa Nova, Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos, La Gran Colección del 60 Aniversario CBS - Eydie Gormé y Los Panchos, Las Estrellas de la Hora Azul, Eydie and Steve Sing the Golden Hits / We Got Us, Tesoros de Colección, Cozy / Two on the Aisle, To You, From Us, Tesoros de Colección - Eydie Gormé Homenaje Todos Sus Éxitos, Steve and Eydie, Best Songs of Eydie Gorme, Leyendas Solamente Los Mejores, 24 éxitos, Eydie Gorme Sings
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, NME Award for World Female Singer
Movies Ocean's Eleven, Alice in Wonderland


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#Fact
1 Her mother was Turkish.
2 Her son, named Michael, died of heart failure in 1986.
3 Best known for her 1963 Grammy Award-nominated song "Blame it on the Bossa Nova".
4 Her father, Nessim Gormezano, was a Sicilian tailor who changed his name upon his arrival in the United States.
5 Her publicist was Howard Bragman.
6 Second cousin of Dara Sedaka and Marc Sedaka.
7 She and husband Steve Lawrence were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1541 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
8 Is portrayed by Debbie Shapiro Gravitte in Isn't She Great (2000)
9 First cousin of Neil Sedaka and Helene Sedaka.
10 Eydie was considered for the role of Fanny Brice in the Broadway show "Funny Girl" but turned it down when the producers would not cast husband, Steve Lawrence, in the part of "Nicky Arnstein". Later came Barbra Streisand and the rest is history.
11 She and husband Steve Lawrence retired from performing for a time, distraught over the early death of one of their sons. They eventually returned to the limelight but at a slower pace.
12 Worked at the United Nations due to her fluency in Spanish.
13 Graduated from William Howard Taft High School in The Bronx, New York City in 1946.
14 Was a high school classmate of Stanley Kubrick.
15 Mother, with Steve Lawrence, of David Lawrence and Michael Lawrence.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Call the Midwife 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Girl in Progress 2012 performer: "Sabor A Mi"
Gent de paraula 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doubt 2008/I performer: "Blame It on the Bossa Nova"
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Big Love 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Russian Doll 2001 performer: "Frenesí"
The West Wing 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Southpaw 1999 Documentary performer: "Round Midnight"
Così ridevano 1998 performer: "Blame It on the Bossa Nova"
Great Expectations 1998 performer: "Bésame Mucho" - as Eydie
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 TV Movie documentary performer: "Medley of Frank Sinatra Songs" - uncredited
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary performer: "When You're Smiling", "Young at Heart", "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" - uncredited
Mermaids 1990 performer: "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" - as Edyie Gorme
The Big Picture 1989 performer: "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" - as Eydie Gorme
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie performer: "How d'you do, Shake Hands", "The Walrus and the Carpenter"
Falling in Love Again 1980 performer: "The First Time"
The Kraft Music Hall 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Facts of Life 1960 performer: "The Facts of Life"
The Frank Sinatra Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Until They Sail 1957 performer: "Until They Sail"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ocean's Eleven 2001 Boxing Spectator (as Eydie Gorme)
The Nanny 1995 TV Series Eydie Gormé
Frasier 1994 TV Series Lois
Empty Nest 1994 TV Series Heckler
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie Tweedledee (as Eydie Gorme)
Sanford and Son 1975 TV Series Eydie
The Kraft Music Hall 1969 TV Series The Girl

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life with Lucy 1986 TV Series singer - 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme Show 1958 TV Series Herself - Host
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1958 TV Series Herself
The Frank Sinatra Show 1958 TV Series Herself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958 TV Series Herself
The Big Record 1957 TV Series Herself
The Julius LaRosa Show 1955-1957 TV Series Herself
The Jonathan Winters Show 1957 TV Series Herself
Frankie Laine Time 1956 TV Series Herself
Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra 1955 Short Herself
Tonight! 1953-1954 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
The Denny Vaughan Show 1954 TV Series Herself
Look Up and Live 1954 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1998 TV Series Herself
Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops 1996 TV Special Herself
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-1995 TV Series Herself / Herself - From Las Vegas
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990 TV Series Herself
5th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame 1989 TV Special Herself - Vocalist
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Herself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Herself (as Eydie Gorme)
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Song and Performer
Live from Studio 8H: 100 Years of America's Popular Music 1981 TV Special
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1979 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Singer / ...
Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin 1978 TV Special Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1970-1978 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope's All-Star Tribute to the Palace Theater 1978 TV Movie Herself
Steve & Eydie: From This Moment On... Cole Porter 1977 TV Movie Herself - Hostess
Laugh Back 1976 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself
The Bell Telephone Jubilee 1976 TV Movie documentary Herself
Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly 1976 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Steve and Eydie: Our Love Is Here to Stay 1975 TV Special Herself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1975 TV Series Herself - Singer
Here's Lucy 1973 TV Series Herself
The Julie Andrews Hour 1972 TV Series Herself / Lydia
The Kraft Music Hall 1968-1971 TV Series Herself / Herself - Co-Host
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 TV Series Herself
This Is Tom Jones 1970 TV Series documentary Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963-1970 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself - Guest Singer / Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1970 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Herself - Cameo / Herself - Singer
The Bob Hope Show 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Personality 1969 TV Series Herself
The Match Game 1968 TV Series Herself - Team Captain
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Dick Cavett Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Stars for Israel 1967 TV Movie Herself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1967 TV Series Herself
All About People 1967 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
Fanfare 1965 TV Series Herself
I've Got a Secret 1965 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Guest
The Bell Telephone Hour 1963-1965 TV Series Herself - Singer
Password All-Stars 1963-1965 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Jack Paar Program 1964-1965 TV Series Herself
Your All-Time Favorite Songs 1964 TV Special Herself - Vocalist
What's My Line? 1958-1964 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
The Garry Moore Show 1959-1964 TV Series Herself
The Jimmy Dean Show 1964 TV Series Herself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself - Vocaslist
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1961 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1958-1961 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams 1959 TV Series Herself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1959 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself / Herself - Cameo
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show 1959 TV Series Herself
The Milton Berle Show 1958 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
The All-Star Christmas Show 1958 TV Movie Herself
Person to Person 1956-1958 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Pop Singer (In Memoriam)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - In Memoriam
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Singer (In Memoriam) (as Eydie Gorme)
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966-1970 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Program Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin (1978) · Steve Lawrence (executive producer/star)
· Gary Smith (executive producer/producer)
· Dwight Hemion (producer)
1977 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording · Steve Lawrence

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music Steve and Eydie: Our Love Is Here to Stay (1975) · Gary Smith (executive producer)
· Dwight Hemion (producer)
· Steve Lawrence (performer)


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#Quote
1 [on people saying Linda Ronstadt is a pioneering Latin-crossover artist] Linda Ronstadt -- she avoids me! I am the pioneer.
2 [on fans of her Spanish-language recordings] They're more loyal to me than English speakers. For the most part, they seem to hang on to what came before them. It's nice to hear.


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