Andy Williams Biography (1930?-)

Full name, Andrew Williams; born December 3, 1930 (some sources say 1928 or 1932), in Wall Lake, IA; son of Jay Emerson (a railway mail clerk) and Florence Bell (Finley) Williams; married Claudine Longet, December 15, 1961 (divorced); married Debbie Haas, May 3, 1991; children: (first marriage) Noelle, Christian, Robert. Avocational interests: Golf, tennis, collecting art, reading. Career: Singer, songwriter, and producer. Moon River Enterprises, owner; president of Barnaby Records, Barnaby Productions, and Barnaby Sports. Between 1938 and 1947, performed with the Williams Brothers Quartet on WHO-Radio, Des Moines, IA, WLS-Radio, Chicago, IL (including the program National Barn Dance), WLW-Radio, Cincinnati, OH, and radio stations in Los Angeles, CA; performed with the Williams Brothers and Kay Thompson; appeared in nightclubs throughout the United States and Europe, 1947-52. Andy WilliamsSan Diego Golf Open, host, 1969-89. Moon River Theatre, Branson, MO, owner and regular performer. Awards, Honors: Grammy Award nomination, best male vocal, 1958, for "Hawaiian Wedding Song"; Personality of the Year Award, Variety Club of Washington, DC, 1959; Grammy Award nomination, best male vocal,1961, for "Danny Boy"; Emmy Award nominations, best performance in a varietyor musical program or series, 1962 and 1963, both for The New Andy Williams Show; Grammy Award nominations, best male vocal, 1963, for the song "The Days of Wine and Roses," and non-classical album of the year, 1963, for The Days of Wine and Roses; Grammy Award nominations, best male vocal, 1964, for Call Me Irresponsible, and 1966, for The Shadow of Your Smile; named number one male vocalist and top artist in a campus poll, 1968; awarded nearly twenty gold records for albums, Recording Industry Association of America. Addresses: Office: Moon River Theatre, 2500 West Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616-2164.

Singer, songwriter, producer
Birth Details
December 3, 1930?
Wall Lake, Iowa, United States

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