Eydie Gorme, who had hits both solo and with her husband Steve Lawrence, has died.
Gorme and Lawrence were part of the team when The Tonight Show made the leap from local to national schedules. After that came to and end, the pair had a relatively short-lived show of their own. Lawrence's entry into the army put an end to that; Gorme moved to the club circuit and, after he was demobbed, picked up touring with her husband.
Their partnership endured; Lawrence released this yesterday:
“Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years,” Lawrence said in a statement. “I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing. While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all timeThis, perhaps, remains her best-known moment:
Her name? She'd originally been an Edie, but got so annoyed with people thinking she was Eddie, she adopted a more phonetic approach.
Eydie Gorme was 84.