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Eydie Gormé

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Eydie Gormé (also spelled as Eydie Gorme; born August 16, 1928) is an American singer, specializing, with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in traditional pop music, in the form of ballads and breezy swing. She has earned numerous awards, including the Grammy and the Emmy. She retired as of 2009; husband and musical partner Steve Lawrence continues to perform as a solo act.

Gormé was born as Edith Garmezano in Bronx, New York in 1928, the daughter of Fortuna and Nessim Garmezano. Her father was a tailor. She is a cousin of singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka. Her parents were Sephardic Jewish immigrants, her father from Sicily and her mother from Turkey.

She graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1946 (film director Stanley Kubrick, also born in 1928, attended the school at the same time), and worked for the United Nations as an interpreter, using her fluency in the Ladino and Spanish languages. She made her recording debut in 1950 with the Tommy Tucker Orchestra and Don Brown. She made a second recording which featured Dick Noel. MGM issued these two recordings on 78rpm vinyl.

Sadly Eydie died in Las Vegas, USA, on August 10th 2013, just 6 days short of her 85th birthday. Her husband Steve Lawrence and thier 2 children survive her.

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  • top20fanatico

    R.I.P Eydie :( [2] I've just knew this today :\ Certainly it will be a great loss for the musical industryu e for the jazz :'( Please God take good care of Miss Gormé! <3

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Completely underrated...

    17 Sep 2012 Reply