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Steve Lawrence, Grammy-Winning Pop Stylist and Actor, Dies at 88

He and his late wife, singer Eydie Gormé, was his "partner on stage and in life" for more than 55 years.

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by Anonymousreply 121March 31, 2024 4:09 PM

He was lovely, but am I an asshole for thinking he was already dead?

by Anonymousreply 1March 7, 2024 6:59 PM

He is not dead until he is DEAD TO ME.

by Anonymousreply 2March 7, 2024 7:01 PM

F&F for improper caption. Don't make death announcements if you can't follow the rules of the forum

by Anonymousreply 3March 7, 2024 7:01 PM

Aw, this makes me sad. It should be noted that he was also a wonderful comedic actor, as displayed often by his many appearances on The Carol Burnett Show in the ‘70s.

RIP, Steve.

by Anonymousreply 4March 7, 2024 7:02 PM

He was cute. As a young gay thing he made my toes tingle.

by Anonymousreply 5March 7, 2024 7:06 PM

How is it possible that he was still alive until now?

by Anonymousreply 6March 7, 2024 7:07 PM

My favorite Steve and Eydie clip::

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by Anonymousreply 7March 7, 2024 7:07 PM

He was only 88? Man, I thought he was that old when he did The Nanny thirty years ago.

by Anonymousreply 8March 7, 2024 7:09 PM

Only trashy people deserve the brash DEAD TO ME crap.

by Anonymousreply 9March 7, 2024 7:18 PM

R8 Same here. I would have guessed he was near 100.

by Anonymousreply 10March 7, 2024 7:20 PM

My parents had this album.

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by Anonymousreply 11March 7, 2024 7:28 PM

That is the magic of Steve & Eydie...

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by Anonymousreply 12March 7, 2024 7:32 PM

I thought he was much older, too...

On a side note, I recently saw Rich Little in Las Vegas. Every person I mention this to quotes his opening line, "What? Is Rich Little still alive?" He is, and "performing" a few nights a week at the Tropicana -until it is torn down on April 2. Most of the show is video clips, and he comes across as very pro-Trump -doing a lot of Biden bashing.

by Anonymousreply 13March 7, 2024 7:38 PM

As noted by many above, when I told my husband that Steve Lawrence died, he said “You mean he’s been alive all this time?”

by Anonymousreply 14March 7, 2024 7:40 PM

Were they Jewish?

by Anonymousreply 15March 7, 2024 7:43 PM

[quote]“You mean he’s been alive all this time?”

Define "alive".

by Anonymousreply 16March 7, 2024 7:43 PM

Supposedly when the ad men wanted Frank Sinatra for their commercials but didn't want to pay for old blue eyes they hired Steve Lawrence instead, who supposedly did a pretty fair Frank voice.

by Anonymousreply 17March 7, 2024 7:45 PM

R15 Yes, they were Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 18March 7, 2024 8:03 PM

I remember hearing this on the radio when I was a kid

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by Anonymousreply 19March 7, 2024 8:12 PM

Steve as Fran’s father and Sylvia’s husband on The Nanny.

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by Anonymousreply 20March 7, 2024 8:16 PM

Didn't Steve and Eydie marry the same time as Paul and Joanne?

by Anonymousreply 21March 7, 2024 8:16 PM

That’s so sad - his hair was always so fabulous

by Anonymousreply 22March 7, 2024 8:18 PM

R4 when I saw the title of the post I clicked on it to come in and say he was one of the all time great Carol Burnett guests. Glad I’m not the only one who remembers.

R13 that is so disappointing. I always enjoyed Rich Little and now I have no respect for him. An old MAGA fool.

by Anonymousreply 23March 7, 2024 8:20 PM

There was an announcement, some years ago, that he was retiring due to Alzheimer’s.

by Anonymousreply 24March 7, 2024 8:21 PM

I blame the bossa nova.

by Anonymousreply 25March 7, 2024 8:28 PM

My biggest life regret? Not seeing Steve an Eydie in concert in Palm Springs when I had the chance. I thought I had more time! I thought they had more time! Don’t put off your dreams, DL kids!

by Anonymousreply 26March 7, 2024 8:38 PM

One of my favorites, R25.

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by Anonymousreply 27March 7, 2024 8:39 PM

Steve and Eydie almost always appeared live or via remote on the annual MDA telethon.

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by Anonymousreply 28March 7, 2024 8:44 PM

Steve's and Edye's longtime manager and family friend Judy Tannen accused Steve's son David of unscrupulous behavior in 2021 related to Steve's legal and financial affairs, after she was diagnosed with COVID earlier that year and had given David power over her medical affairs, in her petition to a Los Angeles court. Judy died from a COVID-related illness four months later.

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by Anonymousreply 29March 7, 2024 8:49 PM

Aww, this makes me sad.

I recently went on a Password kick, watching episodes on YouTube of the original '60s black-and-white version.

I'd forgotten how handsome young Steve Lawrence was and was glad that he was one of the few celeb contestants still with us.

by Anonymousreply 30March 7, 2024 8:50 PM

So sad to break up this historic partnership.

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by Anonymousreply 31March 7, 2024 9:40 PM

Steve kicked me in the cuntbone. That’s where I got the idea.

by Anonymousreply 32March 7, 2024 9:54 PM

He’d a great ass but he couldn’t go on forever.

by Anonymousreply 33March 7, 2024 9:57 PM

R29 Was there any further developements to this People story? Dated 2021 I believe.

by Anonymousreply 34March 7, 2024 10:01 PM

I'll never forget Steve and Eydie singing "Rock Lobster" on the Mike Douglas show.

by Anonymousreply 35March 7, 2024 10:05 PM

Steve could support Carol Burnett, he could feature Eydie..

For years he opened for Sinatra

Not all ego like so much of that era.

by Anonymousreply 36March 7, 2024 10:08 PM

I could never figure out why they were famous. They sang other people’s songs and weren’t so great at it. I thought they were both ugly and kind of rodent-ish looking. They seemed 2nd rate,

by Anonymousreply 37March 7, 2024 10:09 PM

He was so handsome.

by Anonymousreply 38March 7, 2024 10:09 PM

R34 I think Judy Tannen's continuing illness and death happened so quickly after her initial petition was filed that the court case didn't have time to progress forward.

My guess is Steve's son David was acting in his father's best interests overall, protecting his health as an elderly, infirm man by limiting exposure to someone who was sick with COVID and protecting his business/financial interests by assuming control over them since Judy was so ill.

by Anonymousreply 39March 7, 2024 10:20 PM

thanks R29

by Anonymousreply 40March 7, 2024 10:27 PM

40 replies and nobody has posted this?

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by Anonymousreply 41March 7, 2024 10:32 PM

R41 "They seem to enjoy each other's company so much that the audience can only wonder what happens when they have a marital tiff. After all, even Steve and Eydie must have some bad days.

Steve says: "One of the best shows we ever had was after a terrible argument. It was jugular time. The orchestra was starting to call divorce lawyers. Who knew what it was about? We went on the stage so hostile. Clenched teeth. I was saying everything a husband always want to say to his wife. I mean -- venomous. And the more we snapped at each other, the more the audience loved it. After the show we were fine. It was like therapy." "

From article published 9/10/1992

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by Anonymousreply 42March 7, 2024 11:16 PM

Eydie was a truly great singer. Steve was just OK.

by Anonymousreply 43March 7, 2024 11:17 PM

Steve & Eydie made into my all-time favorite SNL skit:

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by Anonymousreply 44March 8, 2024 12:29 AM

He had those weird chipmunk cheek pouches like Kristy McNichol. I thought they were father and daughter based on looks alone when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 45March 8, 2024 12:43 AM

He was great in all of his appearances on The Carol Burnett Show. Here's a send up of "Double Indemnity", in which he plays the MacMurray part. I posted the second half, because I think it's funnier than the first.

And he did have a lovely singing voice.

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by Anonymousreply 46March 8, 2024 12:52 AM

No one could sing 'Go Away Little Girl' like Steve Lawrence.

by Anonymousreply 47March 8, 2024 12:56 AM

I always thought he was very handsome.

I also always thought he gave off very gay vibes. Anybody else get a gay feeling from him?

by Anonymousreply 48March 8, 2024 12:56 AM

No one could act in the steam room sequence in 'The Blues Brothers' like Steve Lawrence.

by Anonymousreply 49March 8, 2024 12:58 AM

r47 Fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 50March 8, 2024 12:59 AM

I didn’t think you had that in you, Donny!

by Anonymousreply 51March 8, 2024 1:01 AM

I always thought he was underrrated as a comedic actor. He was very funny on Carol Burnett--I loved when he played Carol's rich suitor Bob Snob (from Nob Hill) in "Fran Sancisco."

by Anonymousreply 52March 8, 2024 1:16 AM

I really only knew him from Carol Burnett, where he was pretty funny in sketches.

by Anonymousreply 53March 8, 2024 1:39 AM

When I saw this thread I thought maybe someone had bumped it up from years ago.

by Anonymousreply 54March 8, 2024 1:49 AM

I loved Steve, he was great.

I feel sad, he seemed like a cool, funny guy.

by Anonymousreply 55March 8, 2024 1:50 AM

Underrated Christmas song:

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by Anonymousreply 56March 8, 2024 1:51 AM

That Jew could sing. Eydie too. They were great.

by Anonymousreply 57March 8, 2024 1:56 AM

My dad always called them Steve Lawrence and Idie Amin.

by Anonymousreply 58March 8, 2024 1:58 AM

r58 See r31

by Anonymousreply 59March 8, 2024 1:59 AM

[quote]He was cute. As a young gay thing he made my toes tingle.

We didn't know he was a young gay thing and you must be 110 to have made your toes tingle. Do you still have them?

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 60March 8, 2024 2:01 AM

Just great. And Eydie and the very end!!

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by Anonymousreply 61March 8, 2024 2:02 AM

^^That was great!!

by Anonymousreply 62March 8, 2024 2:10 AM

Susan Dey is watching Biden's State of the Union address at the moment. As soon as it's over, Susan will be releasing a statement.

by Anonymousreply 63March 8, 2024 2:16 AM

I thought he had previously died.

I definitely believed he was older than 88.

by Anonymousreply 64March 8, 2024 2:27 AM

I absolutely love that clip from “The Steve Allen Show,” R 7.

by Anonymousreply 65March 8, 2024 2:33 AM

I was the little girl he sent away.

by Anonymousreply 66March 8, 2024 2:55 AM

r65 Steve Allen wrote that song.

by Anonymousreply 67March 8, 2024 2:57 AM


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by Anonymousreply 68March 8, 2024 3:05 AM

In the '70s I saw Steve and Eydie who headlined a fabulous show at the Music Hall in Boston. Don Rickles, who I can do without, was their opening act.

by Anonymousreply 69March 8, 2024 3:51 AM


Blame it on the Bossa Nova!

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by Anonymousreply 71March 8, 2024 4:00 AM

His Malibu house sold in 2018 for $& million. I think it was a tear down but the house is now estimated to be worth $35 million.

by Anonymousreply 72March 8, 2024 4:04 AM

*$8 million

by Anonymousreply 73March 8, 2024 4:04 AM

I didn't realize eydie was 7 years older than steve!

by Anonymousreply 74March 8, 2024 2:07 PM

NYT obit

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by Anonymousreply 75March 8, 2024 2:08 PM

RIP Steve.

On another note, I can’t wait until R3 is dead to me.

by Anonymousreply 76March 8, 2024 5:52 PM

Let's not forget his 90s efforts.

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by Anonymousreply 77March 8, 2024 6:20 PM

Steve lent his pipes to Aaron Spelling's craptastic, short-lived series ALOHA, PARADISE starring Debbie Reynolds.

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by Anonymousreply 78March 8, 2024 6:42 PM

I didn’t know that Edyie was seven years older than him.

by Anonymousreply 79March 8, 2024 8:57 PM

I mean Eydie.

by Anonymousreply 80March 8, 2024 8:58 PM

Carol Burnett's reaction: [quote]Steve was one of my favorite guests on my variety show, appearing 39 times. He was also my very close friend … so close that I considered him ‘family.’ He will always be in my heart.

He deserved better than Alzheimer's in his last years.

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by Anonymousreply 81March 9, 2024 1:28 AM

I can’t believe no one has suggested there should be a freewheeling patio number in his honour!

by Anonymousreply 82March 9, 2024 1:35 AM

He really was funny in his guest-star appearances on on Carol Burnett's variety show. Plus he and Eydie sounded and were so great together -- they were such a longtime presence on the dinner theatres circuit in the 1970s and '80s. Also I've always loved their holiday album, including the "Holiday Feeling" number often in rotation on one station or another at Christmastime.

by Anonymousreply 83March 9, 2024 4:39 AM

His death has caused mourning here

by Anonymousreply 84March 9, 2024 4:41 AM

He had a very nice smile.

by Anonymousreply 85March 9, 2024 7:06 AM

Oh dear, Eydie and Neil Sedaka were cousins. He was way girlier and sang in a higher pitched voice.

by Anonymousreply 86March 9, 2024 5:33 PM

Steve didn't recognize his Mystery Guest wife's voice.

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by Anonymousreply 87March 10, 2024 8:48 PM

I liked him on the Carol Burnett Show except when he would do his awful Jimmy Cagney imitation.

Jimmy Cagney and John Wayne impersonations used to be for yesterday's male celebrities what Christopher Walken and Nicolas Cage impersonations are for today's male celebrities. They all thought they could do them hilariously, and they often couldn't, and the bad ones made you hate even the good ones.

by Anonymousreply 88March 10, 2024 9:11 PM

To R65 -

Posting this version as NBC used this to compare the studio then with how it looked at the time (2013)

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by Anonymousreply 89March 25, 2024 12:37 PM

Thank you for NOT saying “pass away”

by Anonymousreply 90March 25, 2024 3:30 PM

Cracking up Don Rickles behind-the-scenes at "Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders" -- the forgotten copy-cat of "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" hosted by Dick Clark & Ed McMahon. (I need to remember this next December for a few friends).

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by Anonymousreply 91March 25, 2024 10:13 PM

Susan Dey has now had plenty of time to offer her condolences. Has she done so?

by Anonymousreply 92March 25, 2024 10:15 PM

Eydie Gorme had a second separate career of her own as a best selling artist on the Latin charts. Her parents spoke a form of Spanish Yiddish called Ladino. My husband who is Spanish heard her sing Sabor a Ti and said her enunciation was perfect. I never knew this and for some reason it makes me respect her more. Her album, Amor, is actually really good.

by Anonymousreply 93March 25, 2024 10:20 PM

Speaking of Susan Dey.....did Fran Drescher ever comment?? (because I haven't seen it, if she did). While I don't expect everyone who has ever worked with a celebrity to pour their heart out on social media, I'm surprised that Fran didn't acknowledge his death (nor did Peter). I mean, he wasn't just any one-time guest star...he ended up being freakin' MORTY!

by Anonymousreply 94March 25, 2024 10:58 PM

Is he still dead, kids?

by Anonymousreply 95March 25, 2024 11:05 PM

I always felt like Steve cheated on Edie. Not at first. But later.

by Anonymousreply 96March 25, 2024 11:14 PM

^ dreaming, Steve

by Anonymousreply 97March 26, 2024 12:40 AM

Steve liked anal. Eydie didn’t.

by Anonymousreply 98March 26, 2024 1:19 AM

R91 what is the final phrase steve sings in above channukah clip? thnks

by Anonymousreply 99March 26, 2024 1:47 AM

The last thing he sings, R99, is “although you fixed your nose.”

by Anonymousreply 100March 26, 2024 1:53 AM

I loved Steve and Eydie. Steve was very very good and Eydie was fantastic. There were very underrated by music snobs as being "Vegas:", and had a real aversion to performing in Manhattan. Radio City Music Hall tried for years to book them, but they weren't interested. When they last toured I saw them at Westbury Music Fair, and it was the greatest concert I have ever seen. And yes, that includes Streisand (and I love Barbra) .

r93: Lots of people think that Eydie was Spanish, but her ancestry was Turkish-Sicilian. Steve used to joke that one of the things that kept him dating Eydie was her Mother's Sephardic kosher dinners.

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by Anonymousreply 101March 26, 2024 2:04 AM

Especially for r93: Eydie with the Hollywood Palace with Trio Los Panchos in 1964.

Eydie concludes the set swingin' sassy, belting "Granada".

All sung live.

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by Anonymousreply 102March 26, 2024 2:11 AM

Not to hijack this thread into an Eydie thread, but this simply must be posted.

Eydie on Ed Sullivan in 1966.

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by Anonymousreply 103March 26, 2024 2:17 AM

My late husband Mark was wonderful at planning surprises for me. Sunday November 24, 2004 was one of those days. When I got out of the shower that morning he was already dressed in a suit and had one of mine pressed and waiting for me. At that point I knew I was in for a fun day and knew to just go with it. He had rented a car and drove us from the city out to the Westbury Music Fair. I didn't know who we were seeing until he handed me my ticket for the "One More For The Road ENCORE Steve and Eydie" tour. I swear at 36 and 42 we were the youngest people in the audience. But definitely not the only gays. It was one of the best days of my life- and I was lucky enough to have 31 years of lucky days with that man.

by Anonymousreply 104March 26, 2024 2:50 AM

Has Streisand ever commented on Eydie?

by Anonymousreply 105March 26, 2024 2:55 AM

Streisand was too threatened by Eydie to cross her path, R105. She won’t be commenting.

I couldn’t stand hammy Steve. Any value his singing had was erased by his comedy “acting.” Loved Eydie.

by Anonymousreply 106March 26, 2024 12:03 PM

r105: Streisand mentions her twice in her autobiography:

"Gormé, Eydie | 109, 112"

As I am a bad gay and have not read it I don't know what she says.

by Anonymousreply 107March 26, 2024 12:49 PM

Are those mentions about Eydie being offered Funny Girl, R107? Not much other than her name in a list.

by Anonymousreply 108March 26, 2024 5:46 PM

Oh, hi.

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by Anonymousreply 109March 26, 2024 9:10 PM

^ Streisand pretended she knew who these people are

by Anonymousreply 110March 27, 2024 12:37 PM

didn't know who we were seeing until he handed me my ticket…

Were you too dumb to look up and see the names on the marquee?

by Anonymousreply 111March 27, 2024 12:43 PM

Eydie and Ella are smiling warmly at the camera…Barbra looks as though she is waiting for the results of her Pap smear.

by Anonymousreply 112March 27, 2024 4:24 PM

R103. Brilliant!

by Anonymousreply 113March 27, 2024 5:58 PM

Aw, man...the "Real Morty" died.😢

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by Anonymousreply 115March 29, 2024 11:38 PM

😅 R115! So bitchy!

by Anonymousreply 116March 30, 2024 1:05 AM

^ Fran

by Anonymousreply 117March 30, 2024 1:25 AM

Barbra + Ella = Barbarella?

by Anonymousreply 118March 30, 2024 2:11 AM

[R103]. another Brilliant! from me.

I wish an entire evening of the Eydie/ Trio Los Panchos were caught on film.

If you mounted a comparable evening today I can't imagine it wouldn't be a huge success. The material is timeless.... Linda Ronstadt knocked it out of the ballpark almost 30 years later with a similar program.

by Anonymousreply 119March 31, 2024 12:48 AM

Thank you, r113 and r119! It's a pleasure to share these clips of Eydie at her most thrilling.

I agree about a salute to Eydie and Trio Los Panchos.

Since this is supposed to be a Steve thread, here are Steve & Eydie swinging "Besame Mucho" from 1955.

:"Originally released as a single for Coral in 1955 with Dick Jacobs directing the orchestra. B-side "Close Your Eyes, Take A Deep Breath". Both of which were included in this 1956 Steve & Eydie Coral EP of mine. This was the very first record I was given and what really started my love of 50's music. Early Steve & Eydie recording a few years before the couple said "I do" in Las Vegas. Dig Eydie's Spanish and English translations.. totally swingin!"

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by Anonymousreply 120March 31, 2024 2:43 AM

My favorite Eydie:

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