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Steve Lawrence

Lawrence received a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Sammy Glick in What Makes Sammy Run? on Broadway (1964), and two Emmy Awards, one for production for Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin (1978).

With Gormé, he has been the recipient of two Emmies for Our Love is Here to Stay, a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin; a "Best Performance By a Vocal Duo or Group" Grammy Award for We Got Us; a Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence and a Television Critics Circle Award for From This Moment On, a tribute to Cole Porter.

The duo also won a Las Vegas Entertainment Award for "Musical Variety Act of the Year" four times, three of them consecutively. They were honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 1995 were the recipients of an Ella Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Singers, a non-profit organization that helps professional singers with counseling and financial assistance.


Steve Lawrence (born July 8, 1935) is an American singer and actor, perhaps best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé, billed as "Steve and Eydie." The two appeared together since appearing regularly on Tonight Starring Steve Allen in the mid-1950s until Gormé's retirement.

Lawrence was born Sidney Liebowitz in Brooklyn to Jewish parents, Victor, a baker who owned his own bakery on White Plains Road in The Bronx, and Helen, his mother who ran the business. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School. Steve also attended PS 174 in the East New York section across from his house, and later went to PS 109 in the Brownsville section. PS 174 is being used to this date.

Steve Lawrence is married to singer Eydie Gorme.
Steve Lawrence's elder brother, Bernie, was also a singer. Both boys started out as Cantors in the synagogue.
Born Sidney Liebowitz, when Steve decided to sing professionally he needed a new name, one that didn't sound too Jewish. He chose Steve and Lawrence, because they were the names of his two nephews by his elder brother, Bernie.
Steve Lawrence gave away two of his biggest hit songs that became even bigger hits for ones that did the cover version. They were "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond and "I've Got To Be Me" by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Mr. Lawrence was stationed at Ft. Bragg at the same time as Elvis Presley. Surprisingly Steve won out over Elvis to achieve the title as Male Vocalist for the Army band.


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