When in the mid-1950s Andy Williams reached a low point in his career, singing in dives to ever-smaller audiences, the young man from Wall Lake, Iowa, had no inkling of the success he would one day achieve.
Before being declared a national treasure by President Ronald Reagan, Williams would chart eighteen gold and three platinum albums, headline at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for more than twenty years, and host an enormously popular weekly television variety show whose Christmas specials still occupy a tender spot in every baby boomer’s heart.
everybody who was anybody during his seven remarkable decades in show
business (including Judy Garland, John Huston, Jack Lemmon, John Lennon,
Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Barbra Streisand, among others)
and was a close friend of Bobby Kennedy for many years. He shares
memories of them all in Moon River and Me.
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