Andy Williams

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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Howard Andrew Williams, 3 December 1928, Wall Lake, Iowa, USA. Williams began his singing career in the local church choir with his three brothers. The quartet became popular on their own radio shows from Cincinnati, Des Moines and Chicago. They backed Bing Crosby on his Oscar-winning ‘Swinging On A Star’, from the 1944 movie Going My Way, and in the same year appeared in the minor musical film Kansas City Kitty. He also Williams dubbed Lauren Bacall’s singing voice in her first film with Humphrey Bogart, To Have And Have Not. From 1947-48 the Williams Brothers worked with top pianist/singer Kay Thompson in nightclubs and on television. Williams went solo in 1952, and featured regularly on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show for over two years. Signed to the Cadence label, Williams had his first success in 1956 with ‘Canadian Sunset’, which was followed by a string of Top 20 entries, including ‘Butterfly’ (number 1), ‘I Like Your...

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