Video- Andy Williams, 'Moon River' singer, dies at 84

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Yes, I watched his show all the time, back in the day. Mostly because of the Osmonds.

Andy Williams, whose soothing baritone and relaxed performing style made him one of America's top pop vocalists and a popular TV variety-show host in the 1960s when he recorded hits such as "Moon River" and "Days of Wine and Roses," has died. He was 84.

Williams, who announced in late 2011 that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, died Tuesday at his home in Branson, Mo., his family announced.

The Iowa-born Williams began singing professionally as a boy with his three older brothers in the 1930s, and he went solo when the quartet broke up in the early `50s.

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The singer hosted "The Andy Williams Show" on NBC from 1962 to 1967. After doing three specials a year for two years, he returned to the weekly series from 1969 to 1971.

"The Andy Williams Show" won three Emmy Awards, and its casual, sweater-wearing host received two Emmy nominations.

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  • kimbutgar

    Sad but one less vote for Willard. I heard Andy made some disparaging comments about the President  before he died which made me think less of him.