Moon River and Me: A Memoir Book

Moon River and Me: A Memoir by Andy williams

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A remarkable memoir by one of the most popular and beloved entertainers of the twentieth century When in the mid-1950s Andy Williams reached a low point in his career, singing in dives to ever-smaller audiences, the young man from Wall Lake, Iowa, had no inkling of the success he would one day achieve. Before being declared a national treasure by President Ronald Reagan, Williams would chart eighteen gold and three platinum albums, headline at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for more than twenty years, and host an enormously popular weekly television variety show whose Christmas specials still occupy a tender spot in every baby boomer’s heart. Williams knew everybody who was anybody during his seven remarkable decades in show business (including Judy Garland, John Huston, Jack Lemmon, John Lennon, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Barbra Streisand, among others) and was a close friend of Bobby Kennedy for many years, and he shares memories of them all in Moon River and Me. His millions of fans guarantee a huge audience for the autobiography of the plush baritone who— at the age of eighty-one—still draws thousands of fans to his Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri.

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Andy Williams (English Andy Williams, full name Howard Andrew Williams (English Howard Andrew Williams); December 3, 1927 - September 25, 2012) - American pop performer and actor, who was distinguished by a powerful voice [1] and a relaxed, relaxed manner of performance. Andy Williams has recorded 18 gold and 3 platinum albums. He began his career with the Williams Brothers quartet, who helped Bing Crosby record one of his biggest hits, Swinging on a Star in 1944. Since 1952 he has been performing solo. In 1956 he hit the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with a vocal version of the instrumental composition "Canadian Sunset", and the next year it was already in first place with "Butterfly", performed in a manner reminiscent of Elvis Presley. In the 1960s, Williams began hosting his own television show and switched from the youth singles market to an album market aimed at an older audience. The peak of his career came in 1971, when he recorded the song "Speak Softly Love" for the Oscar-winning film "The Godfather" and released another hit that remains his hallmark - "Where Do I Begin". In 1975, Williams divorced his wife, singer Claudine Longer. In 1991 he married Debbie Meyer. Runs his own musical theater - "Moon River" in Branson (Missouri). He died after a long battle with bladder cancer on September 25, 2012 at the age of 84.

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