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Andy Williams was born in Iowa, and his first performance was with the children's choir at the local Presbyterian Church. In the late 1930's, Andy and his brothers formed the quartet, The Williams Brothers. They preformed on the radio in the Midwest and appeared with Bing Crosby on the hit record, 'Swinging on a Star' in 1944. In 1952, Williams began his solo career and landed a spot on Steve Allen's Tonight Show and signed onto Cadence records. With Cadence, Williams had two hits 'Butterfly' and 'I Like Your Kind of Love'. During the 1960s, Williams became one of the most popular vocalists in the country and signed what was to that time the biggest recording contract in history. He was primarily an album artist, and at one time he had earned more Gold Albums than any solo performer except Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. In 1962, he became the star in his own weekly television variety show. This series, 'The Andy Williams Show,' won three Emmy Awards for outstanding variety program. Williams has recorded eight Christmas albums over the years.
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He hosted the Grammy Awards for three consecutive years in the 1970s. He returned to television to do a syndicated half-hour series in 1976-77. In the early 1990s, Williams started a collaborative relationship with Henry Mancini, even though they never recorded together, and was asked to sing Mancini and Johnny Mercer's song 'Moon River' at the 1962 Oscar Awards. It won and it quickly became Williams's theme song. This was repeated the next year with the pair's 'Days of Wine and Roses', which also won, Mancini's 'Dear Heart' at the 1965 awards and 'The Sweetheart Tree') at the 1966 awards. Williams gave up most of his touring schedule in order to open his own theatre in Branson, Missouri, the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. Nearly everything Williams ever recorded has now been made available on CD through a series of compilations from 1997 to 2004.