Today we say goodbye to Andy Williams, who died on Tuesday at age 84. Williams was most famous for singing “Moon River”, which became the theme song for his popular 1960s variety program, The Andy Williams Show. Although “Moon River” was first performed in Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Audrey Hepburn, Williams sang it at the 1962 Academy Awards and his memorable, instantly recognizable voice became forever tied to the popular song.
Born in Wall Lake, Iowa in 1927, Andy Williams started off performing in a quartet which included his three older brothers. During the 1950s, he frequently performed on variety shows such as The Jonathan Winters Show and The Dick Clark Show.
He got his own variety show in 1962 which ran for nearly ten years, winning three Emmys for outstanding variety series. Andy Williams could also be seen on his annual television Christmas specials, and heard in the theme songs of films such as Love Story, »
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