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Andy Williams Dies at 84

26 September 2012 11:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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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'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at 84

26 September 2012 8:15 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Andy Williams, the crooner best known for his version of Oscar-winning song "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has passed away at the age of 84, his publicist announced Wednesday (Sept. 26). Williams died after a battle with bladder cancer in his Branson-area home.

Williams began performing on various variety shows in the 1950s, including "The Jonathan Winters Show" and "The Dick Clark Show," finally getting his own show, "The Andy Williams Show," in 1957, which lasted until 1971 in various formats.

Williams was born in Wall Lake, Iowa in 1927 and began first performing with his three older brothers in church. The singing quartet landed a regular spot on Des Moines' Who radio and were quickly discovered by Hollywood.

Over the years, Williams became known for his annual Christmas special and his recording of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" has been used in everything from "Home Alone 2" to "Bad Santa."

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Dick Clark obituary

19 April 2012 5:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'The world's oldest teenager', the television presenter who took rock'n'roll music into the living rooms of middle America

Dick Clark, who has died aged 82 following a heart attack, used the fledgling mediums of rock'n'roll and television to make himself a Us household name and a vast fortune. Never one to shy from the public eye, he continued to make appearances on his New Year's Rockin' Eve countdown celebration even after suffering a stroke in 2004.

He had produced and presented the show from Times Square since 1972, and took an undentable pride in supplying what the mainstream audience wanted to see. His promotion of music that appealed to teenagers went back to the 1950s, with the start of American Bandstand.

Clark came from the north-east suburbs of New York: he was born in Bronxville and grew up in Mount Vernon. His uncle owned the radio station Wrun-am, which his father managed. The teenage Clark loved radio, »

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