Andy Williams

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams

Profession: Singer and TV Host

United States of America

Biography: Andy Williams was an American singer, known for his prolific output with 15 gold-certified albums and 3 platinum-certified. While he never won a Grammy, he was nominated 6 times and his television show, The Andy Williams Show, won three Emmy awards.

His career started out with his brothers, Bob Williams, Don Williams, and Dick Williams. The group were signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer but their contract was interrupted when Bob was drafted into military service. The remaining three brothers went on to work with Kay Thompson's choir.

Williams' solo career began in 1953 with RCA Records, but it wasn't until 1957 that he broke through properly with his only number-one Billboard hit: "Butterfly." Subsequently he continued to produce music several decades, signing with Columbia in 1961.

Born: December 3, 1927
Birthplace: Wall Lake, Iowa, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: September 25, 2012 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Bladder cancer

Married Life

  • 1991-05-03 American singer Andy Williams weds 2nd wife Debbie Hass

Historical Events

  • 1958-07-03 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
  • 1962-12-20 Pop singing group the Osmond Brothers television debut on Andy Williams Show
  • 1963-12-10 6-year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on Andy Williams Show
  • 1968-05-21 Paul McCartney and girlfriend Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert
  • 1987-02-15 1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler is disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot