(JNS.org) Jewish-American singer Eydie Gorme, who became famous for
her popular duet performances with her husband Steve Lawrence in the
1950s, died in Las Vegas on Saturday at the age of 84.
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme from the television program The Steve Allen Show in 1958. Credit: NBC via Wikimedia Commons.
Gorme in New York City in 1932, the singer’s parents were Jews of Spanish descent
who were born in Turkey and later immigrated to the U.S. Gorme and Lawrence starred
in the 1958 summer-replacement television series “The Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gorme
Show,” and won a Grammy Award in 1960 and an Emmy Award in 1979.
Among her solo singles,
Gorme’s best-known hits are “Too Close for Comfort,” “Mama, Teach Me to Dance”
(both 1956), “Love Me Forever” (1957), “You Need Hands” (1958), “Blame It on
the Bossa Nova” (1963 Grammy nominee), and “If He Walked into My Life” (1966
Grammy Award), according to the Jewish Women’s Archive.
confirmed her death, the New York Times
reported. She is survived by her husband, son, and granddaughter.