Eydie Gorme was a popular solo act, climbing the charts with her 1963 hit "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," and winning the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award in 1967 for "If He Walked into My Life Today." The Bronx, New York, native also made a popular professional duo with her husband Steve Lawrence. They met in the early 1950s while working on Steve Allen's New York-based TV show, doing duets and comedy skits. Soon after, the program was relaunched as NBC's "Tonight Show," and they went along with it. In 1957, they tied the knot — and went on to headline their own program, "The Steven Lawrence and Eydie Gorme Show." The couple won the Grammy for Best Performance by a Vocal Group for the album "We Got Us" in 1960. Gorme died August 10 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, following an "undisclosed illness." She was 84. "Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years," Lawrence, 78, said in a statement. "I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing. While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time."
Celebrities We Lost in 2013
Remembering Paul Walker, James Gandolfini, Dennis Farina, Cory Monteith, and the other stars who faded away forever in 2013.