Eydie Gorme

Eydie Gorme, Grammy winning singer and artist of Sephardic ancestry. Usually paired vocally with her husband, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme cashed in on a Latin-flavored dance craze in 1963 with her bubbly “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” for Columbia Records. The Bronx, NY, product signed on as a regular on Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” in 1953, and the next year had her first chart hit with “Fini” on Coral. Moving to ABC-Paramount, Gorme’s perky pipes rode the charts with the likes of “Love Me Forever” in 1957 and “You Need Hands” the next year. She married Lawrence, another “Tonight Show” regular, in 1957, and they’re a popular TV and concert attraction to this day. Bill Dahl