Claudine Longet
Singer and recording artist
Claudine Longet
Claudine Georgette Longet is a French singer and recording artist who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s. She is also an actress and a dancer. Born in Paris, France, Longet was married to pop singer Andy Williams from 1961 until 1975. She has maintained a private profile since 1977, following her conviction for misdemeanor negligent homicide in connection with the death of her boyfriend, former Olympic skier "Spider" Sabich.
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Pam Grout: Christmas Without Andy Williams in Branson, Missouri
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I have had a crush on Andy Williams ever since I heard him sing "Moon River" at the 1962 Academy Awards. He and his turtleneck sweaters, holiday TV specials and eight Christmas albums were as much a part of my family's annual tradition as hot cider, corn pudding and being forbidden from opening presents until reading the biblical Christmas story in Matthew 1:18. Now that Andy's gone (he died on September 25th of bladder cancer), I wasn't sure I could get through the holidays without shedding a tear every time I heard his soothing voice belting out, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I was happy to discover that his legacy -- and, indeed, the daily singing of that perennial holiday classic -- is very much alive in Branson, Missouri. His Moon River Theatre, once featured in Architectural Digest, has been hosting yearly Christmas shows since 1992 when he first built the $12 million structure on 16 acres of Ozark countryside far from the glare of Hollywood, a move ...
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'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at age 84
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. The singer known for his easy-listening style and his wholesome, middle-America appeal was the antithesis of the counterculture that gave rise to rock and roll. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," he once recalled. "Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself." Williams' plaintive tenor, boyish features and clean-cut demeanor helped him outlast many of the decade's rock stars and fellow crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s, hosting hugely popular Christmas television specials and becoming closely associated with the holiday standard "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Williams, who continued to perform into h ...
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Operación rescate: André Popp - EFE EME
Google News - over 5 years
Tras una de esas “petit sinfonies” marca de la casa, la angelical 'Ballade a la rose', un brillante desfile de las tres lolitas que, quizás, mejor encarnan su lectura del género: Astrud Gilberto, Claudine Longet y Jeannette, las tres, en general,
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''Hollywood Party'', il film di Blake Edwards per il Legend Film Festival - SienaFree.it
Google News - over 5 years
Con Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson, Marge Champion. Marginale comparsa in un film, il maldestro attore di origine indiana Hrundi V. Bakshi distrugge con una serie di caotiche azioni il set. Invitato per sbaglio ad una
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Dad meets daughter at age 65 - KPCnews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Shaw's media career began with a sensational crime in Aspen, when singer-actress Claudine Longet shot and killed her boyfriend, skier Spider Sabich. ABC's “Good Morning America” hired Shaw to cover the trial, which led to more appearances as a roving
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Andy Williams to be honored this weekend at Judy Garland Festival - Pioneer Press
Google News - over 5 years
Two years ago, Williams published a memoir, "Moon River and Me," in which he revisited his life, from his childhood in a small town in Iowa to singing at Bobby Kennedy's funeral to his ex-wife Claudine Longet, mother of his three children,
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Les meilleurs films de ce samedi 4 juin 2011 - Télé Moustique
Google News - over 5 years
Avec Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet. Un Gaston Lagaffe indien, qui vient de faire capoter un remake de Gunga Din en déclenchant l'explosion prématurée de la forteresse servant de décor au film, se retrouve par erreur sur la liste des invités à la party
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The Goldberg Sisters: A Tale Of Two Siblings - This Is Fake DIY
Google News - almost 6 years
Claudine Longet. Warwick/Bacharach. Pixies. Sonic Youth. Built To Spill. Neil Young. Tom Waits. Curtis Mayfield. Gil Scott Heron. The Clash. Wire. Buzzcocks. Brian Wilson. Led Zeppelin. Pink Floyd. Karen Dalton. You collect vintage instruments... what
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TRIVIA: Extreme climate conditions often song topics - STLtoday.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Claudine Longet had a No. 30 song in 1967 with what tune? 6. Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue had what song reach No. 45 in 1987? 7. What group had hits with "Who'll Stop the Rain" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"? 8
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A Mantova 'Film Legend' rassegna di film digitalizzati - CremonaOnLine
Google News - almost 6 years
Con Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson, Marge Champion.Al Checco, Corinne Cole, Dick Crockett, Frances Davis, Danielle De Metz, Herbert Ellis, Paul Ferrara, Steve Franken, Kathe Green, Allen Jung, Denny Miller,
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Hollywood Party - ComingSoon TV
Google News - almost 6 years
... il film risulta, per la povertà delle trovate e l'insipidezza del dialogo, verboso e poco elegante." (Segnalazioni Cinematografiche, vol. 66, 1969) - LA CANZONE "NOTHING TO LOSE" DI HENRY MANCINI E DON BLACK E' CANTATA DA CLAUDINE LONGET
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Film, Times & Events: Week of Apr. 21 - Good Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Claudine Longet co-stars. Blake Edwards (the Pink Panther movies) directs. (PG) 99 minutes. Sat-Sun matinee only, 11 am Admission $6. At Aptos Cinema. CONTINUING SERIES: FLASHBACK FEATURES Oldies and goodies on Thursday nights at the Cinema 9,
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Tom Wilkes, Album Cover Designer, Dies at 69
NYTimes - over 7 years
By BRUCE WEBER Tom Wilkes, an art director and designer whose posters for the Monterey Pop Festival and album covers for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, George Harrison and others helped illustrate the age of rock 'n' roll, died on June 28 in Pioneertown, Calif., in the high desert east of Los Angeles. He was 69. The cause was a heart
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Tom Wilkes, Album Cover Designer, Is Dead at 69
NYTimes - over 7 years
Tom Wilkes, an art director, photographer and designer whose posters for the Monterey Pop Festival and album covers for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, George Harrison and others helped illustrate the age of rock 'n' roll, died on June 28 in Pioneertown, Calif., in the high desert east of Los Angeles. He was 69. The cause was a heart
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FASHION REVIEW; Milan Takes A Pledge Of Sobriety
NYTimes - about 10 years
STRANGE how mood swings can affect a whole industry. Maybe this is not so much the case in the semiconductor business, but in fashion (as with the movie and television trades) people are suddenly swept up in contagious spells of manic behavior, diva tantrums and operatic grandiosity that are then somehow mirrored on the catwalks. This is not always
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Holiday Albums; ''COOL DECEMBER,'' ''YULESVILLE'' AND ''UNDER THE MISTLETOE''
NYTimes - about 13 years
(Shout! Factory). These three CD's, produced and compiled by Brad Benedict for the Wonderland series, are among the year's best in toasty-warm Christmas classics. Nicely packaged, and loosely organized thematically (there's one about the weather outside, a second about the warmth inside and finally a third of Christmas icons), they mix the regular
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Ideas & Trends; Matrimony: The Magic's Still Gone
NYTimes - almost 16 years
THE social contract was straightforward when Jane Austen examined the manners and mores of upper-class England nearly 200 years ago. It was a truth universally acknowledged back then that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. And a single woman, by definition, must be in want of a husband, preferably one in
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FILM REVIEW; A Dying Hipster Full of Song, Poetry and Sweet Nonsense
NYTimes - over 16 years
At the beginning of ''Benjamin Smoke,'' some lines from a Patti Smith poem appear on screen, and later Ms. Smith herself appears, to recite the poem and pay tribute to the life and music of the film's subject, an Atlanta musician, hustler, and occasional drag queen known to his fans and collaborators as Benjamin. Ms. Smith's presence is especially
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STYLE; The Princess Line
NYTimes - about 18 years
But first, let's admit that Princess Leia would be mistaken for sexy only by the severely irony-challenged, by, say, a George Lucas or a Bill Gates. With only one costume change in the entire first episode (sorry, purists, ''Episode IV''), she's a girl a thrifty billionaire would love. ''Star Wars'' was released in 1977 -- for all intents and
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Journal; Ring Out The Old Celebs
NYTimes - about 19 years
Nostalgic for 1997 already? All right, maybe it was no 1968. Time magazine was reduced to selecting a Man of the Year, Andrew Grove of Intel, whom most Americans have never heard of and whose company's signature product, the microchip, remains an enigma even (or perhaps especially) to those who use it. ''Fast track'' and ''campaign finance reform''
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Claudine Longet
    THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 34
    Longet was arrested and charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend, Olympic skier Vladimir "Spider" Sabich, at his Aspen, Colorado, home on 21 March 1976.
    More Details Hide Details At her trial Longet said the gun discharged accidentally as Sabich was showing her how it worked. Williams publicly supported Longet throughout the trial, even escorting her to and from the courthouse. The Aspen police made two procedural errors that aided Longet's defense: without warrants, they took a blood sample from her; and they confiscated her diary. According to prosecutors, the sample showed the presence of cocaine in her blood, and her diary reportedly contradicted her claim that her relationship with Sabich had not soured. In addition, the gun was mishandled by non weapons-experts. As they were unable to cite any of the disallowed material, prosecutors used the autopsy report to suggest that when Sabich was shot he was bent over, facing away, and at least 1.80 m (6 ft) from Longet, which would be inconsistent with the position and relative distance of someone demonstrating the operation of a firearm.
  • 1975
    Age 33
    In 1975, she appeared as "The Flower" (a nonsinging role) with Richard Burton, Jonathan Winters, and others, on the children's album The Little Prince, based on the Antoine de Saint Exupéry novel. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children in 1976.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 29
    She released singles and two albums for Barnaby, We've Only Just Begun in 1971 and Let's Spend the Night Together in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details She also recorded songs for a projected third album for Barnaby that went unreleased. Many of the songs for the planned third album finally appeared on the 1993 compact disc release titled Sugar Me, after the Lynsey de Paul song that Longet covered in the early 70's but the masters for some of the other songs are missing and presumed lost.
    In 1971, she joined Williams' Barnaby Records label.
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  • 1968
    Age 26
    On or before 4 June 1968, the day of the 1968 Democratic Party presidential primary in California, Kennedy — a contending Democratic presidential candidate — and his wife made tentative arrangements with Williams and Longet to visit The Factory.
    More Details Hide Details According to Williams, Robert Kennedy told them that he would make a hand signal at the conclusion of his televised speech at the Ambassador Hotel to confirm their get-together. Shortly after midnight on 5 June, Longet and Williams were watching Senator Kennedy's televised primary victory speech in Kennedy's suite in his hotel and saw Kennedy make the "little hand gesture". When Williams rushed down to the hotel ballroom, he heard loud noises in the hallway and learned that Kennedy had been shot. Longet and Williams eventually joined Kennedy's family and friends at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, where doctors labored to save the Senator's life. They stayed at the hospital for about 24 hours. After Kennedy died during the early morning hours of 6 June, Longet and Williams went into his hospital room and saw Ethel Kennedy asleep near her husband.
    In 1968, Longet costarred with Peter Sellers in the MGM motion picture The Party, a box office hit that Blake Edwards wrote, produced, and directed.
    More Details Hide Details Longet sang "Nothing to Lose" (music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Don Black) in the film.
  • 1967
    Age 25
    She has enjoyed success on the music popularity charts. Her 1967 debut album, Claudine, peaked at #11 on the Billboard pop albums chart in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Claudine became a RIAA-certified gold album, selling more than 500,000 copies. Subsequent albums The Look of Love peaked at #33 in 1967 and Love is Blue peaked at #29 in 1968 on the Billboard pop albums chart in the U.S. Longet's musical cohort on her charting albums was arranger Nick De Caro. He also arranged her other two albums on A&M, Colours (1968) and Run Wild, Run Free (1970), and We've Only Just Begun on Barnaby.
  • 1966
    Age 24
    Longet recorded singles, and five albums, for A&M Records between 1966 and 1970.
    More Details Hide Details "Meditation" was Longet's first single release for A&M. Other Jobim compositions that she has recorded include "A Felicidade", "How Insensitive" ("Insensatez"), and "Dindi".
    A&M Records cofounder Herb Alpert was among the viewers whom Longet charmed with her performance of "Meditation". When Alpert met Longet by happenstance at a club in New Orleans later in 1966, he offered her a recording contract with his company.
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    Her career breakthrough occurred in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details She had a guest-starring role in the season-one finale of the NBC television adventure series Run for Your Life, which starred Ben Gazzara. In the episode "The Sadness of A Happy Time" she performed her English-French bilingual rendition of Jobim's bossa nova song "Meditation" ("Meditação"), singing with a very soft angelic voice filled with longing and melancholy but also with a cheerful optimism. The episode was first broadcast on 16 May 1966.
  • 1965
    Age 23
    Longet was cast as Sharhri Javid in the 1965 episode, "The Silent Dissuaders", of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared many times on The Andy Williams Show series and specials. She also occasionally appeared as a singer on other variety and music programs, including those of singers Bobby Darin and Tom Jones. Williams called Longet — a beautiful, athletic, slender, petite brunette with large doe eyes — "my favorite French singer".
  • 1964
    Age 22
    She also acted in the 1964 theatrical feature film of the same title.
    More Details Hide Details Many of her acting roles during the 1960s were in episodes of television adventure series that included Twelve O'Clock High, Combat! The Name of the Game, The Rat Patrol and Hogan's Heroes Episode #20: It Takes a Thief... Sometime.
  • 1963
    Age 21
    Her first appearances as an actress on television were in two 1963 episodes of the comedy series McHale's Navy.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 19
    They married on 15 December 1961 in Los Angeles, and had three children: Noëlle (born on 24 September 1963), Christian (born on 15 April 1965), and Robert ("Bobby") (born on 1 August 1969). They legally separated in 1970 and divorced in January 1975.
    More Details Hide Details According to Williams, they remained "very good friends". Longet and Andy Williams were close friends of Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy and his wife, Ethel Kennedy. During the mid-1960s, they regularly socialized at Longet's and Williams's residences in Bel Air and Palm Springs and at the Kennedy residences at Hickory Hill and New York City. They also took summer cruises on the Salmon River in central Idaho and on the Colorado River.
    Born in Paris, France, Longet was married to pop singer Andy Williams from 1961 until 1975.
    More Details Hide Details She has maintained a private profile since 1977, following her conviction for misdemeanor negligent homicide in connection with the death of her boyfriend, former Olympic skier Spider Sabich.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1942.
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