Andy Williams

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Quotes (3)

  • Andy Williams: (on his support of ex-wife Claudine Longet after she killed her lover, skier Spider Sabich, in 1976) I had to be there for her. She is the mother of my children. And we never stopped being friends. I still accept her story that the shooting was accidental. Bing Crosby's wife once told me that she was amazed that I had taken so much trouble to help Claudine after we divorced. I said that anybody would have done the same thing, and she said: 'Bing wouldn't.' I think she meant that Bing was a very rigid guy, and once you had screwed up, you were off his list. Well, that's not the kind of guy I am.

  • Andy Williams: I still don't think I'm as good as anyone else.

  • Andy Williams: The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith.

Trivia (30)

  • Andy was cremated and his ashes were sprinkled in the artificial waterway outside his theater in Branson, Missouri.

  • Andy appeared on an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in 1988 with his (then) 15 year old son Bobby, the segment was filmed in Leningrad, Russia.

  • Andy's "Hollywood Walk of Fame" star is located at 6667 Hollywood Blvd.

  • In 1965, Andy performed five nights at the Iowa State Fair and received the key to the city. In 1984, he began annual Christmas tours.

  • Andy's father, Jay, was a railroad clerk.

  • Andy's parents were Jay and Florence Williams.

  • In the spring of 1999, Andy found himself back on the record charts once again. In England, a commercial for the Fiat automobile company featured Andy's version of "Music to Watch Girls By," which was a minor hit for him in 1967. The ad became so popular that the record company re-released the song as a single and this time around it was a top 10 hit. Because of the renewed interest in his music, Andy made his first trip to England in a decade and appeared on several television shows and radio programs. The response from crowds of all ages was incredible.

  • Andy's birthplace in Wall Lake, Iowa is a tourist attraction open most of the year.

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