Singer Eydie Gorme Dies
GRAMMY-winning singer Eydie Gorme, best known as one-half of the duo Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, died Aug. 10 in Las Vegas of an undisclosed cause. She was 84. Gorme and her husband Lawrence became a popular duo act via regular nightclub and TV performances throughout the '60s and '70s. Gorme scored her biggest solo hit with "Blame It On The Bossa Nova," which reached No. 7 in 1963. In 1960 Gorme and Lawrence’s first album together, We Got Us, won a GRAMMY for Best Performance By A Vocal Group. In 1966 she won the Best Vocal Performance, Female GRAMMY for "If He Walked Into My Life." "Whether performing solo or with her longtime husband Steve Lawrence, Gorme captivated audiences with her smooth, playful voice, memorable songs and vivacious charm," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "We mourn her loss along with her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her, and we celebrate the legacy she has left behind."