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Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé
2015 new standard Award
Over the course of their forty-plus year career together, entertainers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé left an indelible impression on popular music in America. Although each is an accomplished vocalist in their own right, they are most widely recognized for their duets, from the time of their marriage in 1957 until Eydie ceased touring in 2009. The two met while working as vocalists on Tonight with Steve Allen, which eventually became The Tonight Show. Steve and Eydie both achieved significant success as solo artists in the 1950s and 1960s, with each scoring at least one top ten hit song during those decades. They also appeared together on the Broadway stage in GOLDEN RAINBOW from February 1968 until January 1969. Steve and Eydie are the recipients of many professional honors, including multiple Emmy and Grammy Awards, three consecutive awards for “Musical Variety Act of the Year” in Las Vegas, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their son, David Nessim Lawrence, is also an accomplished musician; he wrote the score for the Disney’s recent smash hit film High School Musical.
Eydie Gormé passed away on August 10, 2013 with her family at her side. Steve Lawrence continues to perform in major venues throughout the country.
To learn more about Steve & Eydie's life and career, visit www.steve-eydie.com.