Posted: Sep 26 2012
HOLLYWOOD – Known for his flawless, clear, high toned voice, singer Andy Williams passed away. He was 84.
Andy Williams who recorded such hits as ‘Moon River’ and ‘Can’t Get Used To Losing You’, lost his battle with cancer. He is survived by his second wife and three children.Williams recorded an astonishing 18 golden and 3 platinum albums during his lustrous 75 years long singing career.
He began his singing career in the late 1930s as part of the Williams Brothers Quartet, which included his brothers Bob, Dick and Don.
Williams started his solo career in 1952.
He produced a series of hits during the 1950s and 1960s including ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Music to Watch Girls By’ and ‘I Think I Love You’.
His most popular hit is ‘Moon River’, from the movie ‘Breakfast at Tiffanys’. In 1961 he received an Oscar for that performance.
In 1962 Andy Williams started ‘The Andy Williams’ show on NBC. It ran for 9 consecutive years and reappeared each year thereafter as a Christmas special.
He opened the ‘Andy Williams Moon River Theater’ in Missouri in 1992. It’s on that stage that he announced last year that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Andy Williams was an American icon who didn’t just have amazing singing talents but had an air of humility, gratitude and grace about him everywhere he went.
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