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Steve Lawrence

teve Lawrence (born Sidney Liebowitz; July 8, 1935) is an American singer and actor, best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé, billed as "Steve and Eydie". Lawrence had success on the record charts in the late 1950s and early '60s with such hits as "Go Away Little Girl" (U.S. #1), "Pretty Blue Eyes" (U.S. #9), "Footsteps" (U.S. #7), "Portrait of My Love" (U.S. #9), and "Party Doll" (U.S. #5). "Go Away, Little Girl" sold over 1 million copies and was awarded a Gold record.[4] However, much of his musical career has centered on nightclubs and the musical stage. He is also an actor, appearing in guest roles on television shows in every decade since the 1950s,[5] in shows such as The Danny Kaye Show, The Judy Garland Show, The Julie Andrews Hour, Night Gallery, The Flip Wilson Show, Police Story, Murder, She Wrote, Gilmore Girls, and CSI. His appearances on The Carol Burnett Show (1967-78), with and without wife Eydie, were especially ubiquitous. In the fall of 1965, Lawrence was briefly the star of a variety show called The Steve Lawrence Show, "one of the last television shows in black and white on CBS."[2] He and Gormé appeared together in the Broadway musical Golden Rainbow, which ran from February 1968 to January 1969. Although the show was not a huge success (a summary of this experience is chronicled in unflattering detail in William Goldman's 1968 book The Season),[6] the show contained the memorable song "I've Gotta Be Me." This song was originally sung by Lawrence at the end of the first act of the musical; Sammy Davis, Jr. would later record a version of the song that became a Billboard Top 25 hit on its Hot 100 pop singles chart in 1969.[7] None less than the "Chairman of the Board" himself, Frank Sinatra, was known to have repeatedly stated that the best male vocalist he had ever heard was Steve Lawrence, although he also repeatedly said the same of Tony Bennett. He starred as Gary McBride in the 1972 film Stand Up and Be Counted, opposite Jacqueline Bisset and Stella Stevens. In 1980, he was introduced to a new generation of fans with his portrayal of Maury Sline in The Blues Brothers and later reprised the role in the 1998 sequel Blues Brothers 2000. His other films include the Steve Martin comedy The Lonely Guy (1984) and the crime thriller The Yards (2000). In 1984, he and comic Don Rickles hosted ABC's Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders. In 1985, Steve and Eydie Gorme played Tweedledee (Gorme) and Tweedledum (Lawrence) in Irwin Allen's film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. He played Mark McCormick's father, Sonny Daye, in two episodes of Hardcastle and McCormick. In 1999, he appeared as the much-talked about, but never really seen, Morty Fine, father of Fran Fine in a few of the final episodes of The Nanny. In 2011, he portrayed Jack, a wealthy love interest of Betty White's character, Elka Ostrovsky, on Hot in Cleveland. In 2014, he guest-starred in an episode of Two and a Half Men on CBS, and sang the theme song to the parody miniseries The Spoils of Babylon.

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Jul 8, 1935 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Christmas Pageant 2011-12-11
Known For
Poster of Two and a Half Men
Poster of Gilmore Girls
Poster of Frasier
Movie The Christmas Pageant Peter Medoff 2011-12-11
Movie Tim Conway: Timeless Comedy Self 2007-01-30
Series Two and a Half Men Steve 2003-09-22
Movie Ocean's Eleven Boxing Spectator 2001-12-07
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Movie The Yards Arthur Mydanick 2000-10-20
Movie The Contract Captain O'Neil 1999-10-31
Series Frasier Guest Caller - Howard 1993-09-16
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Series Alice in Wonderland 1985-12-09
Movie The Lonely Guy Jack 1984-01-27
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Movie The Blues Brothers Maury Sline 1980-06-16
Movie Express to Terror Mike Post 1979-02-07
Series The Sonny & Cher Show Unknown 1976-02-01
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Movie Stand Up and Be Counted Gary McBride 1972-05-01
Series The Don Knotts Show Unknown 1970-09-15
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie Carol for Another Christmas Ghost of Christmas Past 1964-12-28
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961-09-17
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20