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Singer Eydie Gormé Dies at 84

Image: Singer Eydie Gormé Dies at 84 Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence are pictured on their wedding day in 1957 (AP)

Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 10:47 PM

 

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Eydie Gormé, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with husband Steve Lawrence, died, her publicist Howard Bragman said. She was 84.

Gormé had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova."

Bragman, said she died at a Las Vegas hospital Saturday following an undisclosed illness.

Gormé was a successful band singer and nightclub entertainer when she was invited to join the cast of Steve Allen's New York television show in 1953.

She sang solos and did duets and comedy skits with Lawrence, a rising young singer who had joined the show a year earlier. When the program became NBC's "Tonight Show" in 1954, the young couple went along.

They married in Las Vegas in 1957 and later performed there.

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