Steve Lawrence

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Sidney Leibowitz was born on July 8, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended high school at Thomas Jefferson High. In the late 50’s he was drafted into the Army and served as the official vocalist of the United States Army Band.

In 1957 Steve Lawrence joined Buddy Knox as they both were awarded a gold record for “Party Doll,” with Steve ending up the year married to Eydie Gorme, who would become his lifetime partner both on and off stage. Among his two dozen visits to the Hit Parade, he also struck gold with “Pretty Blue Eyes” in 1959, “Footsteps” in 1960 and “A Portrait of My Love” in 1961. Steve’s biggest hit was the multi-million selling “Go Away Little Girl” in 1962 that stayed on the Hit Parade for 17 straight weeks.

Steve Lawrence is an actor as well, appearing in guest roles on television shows such as   The Carol Burnett Show, Police Story, MurderShe Wrote, Gilmore Girls, and   CSI.

With Steve and their son David by her bedside in Las Vegas, Eyde Gormé died on August 10, 2013, six days before her 85th birthday.

Named, “Musical Variety Act of the Year” four times Steve and his wife Eyde Gorme were honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and were honored by the Society of Singers with a Lifetime Achievement Award . Steve Lawrence along with his wife Eydie Gorme also are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.