Showtime Sunday: Tribute to Eydie Gorme …
Had dinner last night at Bossa Nova restaurant in West Hollywood and when I got home, found out that Eydie Gorme had died.
Her biggest hit? Blame it on the Bossa Nova.
Miss Gorme was 84 and her husband, Steve Lawrence, was by her side.
He said in a statement: “Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing. While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time.”
She and Lawrence met while both were regular performers on The Tonight Show hosted by Steve Allen. They married in 1957.
They became a well-known duo but in addition to Blame It On the Bossa Nova, Miss Gorme also had a huge solo hit with the Spanish-language Amor recorded with the Mexican combo Trio Los Panchos.
Here are some memories of Eydie: