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Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé

2015 new standard Award


Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé were an iconic American husband-and-wife singing duo whose harmonious voices captivated audiences for over five decades. Steve Lawrence, born Sidney Liebowitz on July 8, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, showcased his vocal talent from a young age, winning a talent contest at age 16 which led to his early breakthrough in the music industry. Eydie Gormé, born Edith Gormezano on August 16, 1928, in New York City, displayed her vocal prowess early on as well, performing in nightclubs and on television.


The couple met in 1953 while working on Steve Allen's "Tonight Show," where they soon discovered their musical chemistry. They married in 1957 and became one of the most beloved duos in entertainment history. Known for their smooth vocal blend and dynamic stage presence, they recorded numerous albums together and performed sold-out shows in prestigious venues worldwide. The duo took inspiration from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and other songwriters. Their hits such as "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" and "Together Wherever We Go" solidified their status as one of the most enduring partnerships in show business.


Beyond their musical success, Lawrence and Gormé were also acclaimed individual performers, with Lawrence earning a Tony Award for his role in "What Makes Sammy Run?" and Gormé achieving success as a solo artist with hits like "Blame It on the Bossa Nova." Their son, David Nessim Lawrence, is also an accomplished musician; he wrote the score for Disney’s smash hit film High School Musical.


Eydie Gormé passed away on August 10, 2013 with her family at her side. On March 8, 2024, Steve Lawrence died at the age of 88 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease.


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