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« on: September 26, 2012, 03:38:58 PM »



Sept. 26, 2012, 12:43 PM EST

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."
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The 84-year-old entertainer died Tuesday night at his Branson home following a yearlong battle with the disease, his Los Angeles-based publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday.

Williams became a major star in 1956, the same year as Elvis Presley, with the Sinatra-like swing number "Canadian Sunset." For a time, he was pushed into such Presley imitations as "Lips of Wine" and the No. 1 smash "Butterfly."

But he mostly stuck to what he called his "natural style" and kept it up throughout his career. In 1970, when even Sinatra had temporarily retired, Williams was in the top 10 with the theme from "Love Story," the Oscar-winning tearjerker. He had 18 gold records and three platinum, was nominated for five Grammy awards and hosted the Grammy ceremonies for several years.

Movie songs became a specialty, including his signature "Moon River." The longing Johnny Mercer-Henry Mancini ballad was his most famous song, even though he never released it as a single because his record company feared such lines as "my huckleberry friend" were too confusing and old-fashioned for teens.
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http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=761427
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 06:00:04 PM »


September 26, 2012 5:00 PM 

Andy Williams' death brings up memories of holiday specials



Actor Andy Williams and his wife, actress Claudine Longet, join their three-month-old daughter, Noelle Christine, for her first picture in Hollywood on Dec. 27, 1963. The baby, the Williams' first, made her TV debut on Williams' show on Dec. 31.
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I remember those Christmas Specials!  I also remember how uncomfortable and painful it was to watch the family (together, but separated) on a TV Christmas Special, towards the end of the marriage. Sad
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 06:20:47 PM »

I was thinking back and remembering the Andy Willams Christmas specials too, seahorse.    I remember too when Claudine was charged with shooting Spider Sabich.    
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 08:17:18 PM »


Good Evening Monkey's,

Muffy,

I am wondering why her Diary was not allowed in as evidence?  I have no Diary link, sorry.

Thirty day sentence:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pKwpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=il0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=1351,22508&dq=claudine+longet+sentence&hl=en


 

The Longet Trial archives:

http://www.google.com/search?q=andy+williams+and+claudine+longett&tbs=nws:1,ar:1&source=newspapers


 


Marriage to Andy William

Longet and Williams met in Las Vegas in 1960 when she was 18 and he was 32. Longet was experiencing problems with her car and had pulled over to the side of the road. Driving by, Williams stopped to offer assistance. She was the lead dancer of the Folies Bergère revue at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. They married on 15 December 1961 in Los Angeles,[4] 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. According to Williams, they remained "very good friends".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudine_Longet
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 08:21:40 PM »

Muffy, I found the Link.

Court Bars Use of Longet Diary:  The Colorado Supreme Court ruled ....


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SAgqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PikEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6999,2293888&dq=claudine+longet+diary&hl=en
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 09:45:27 PM »

Muffy, I found the Link.

Court Bars Use of Longet Diary:  The Colorado Supreme Court ruled ....


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SAgqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PikEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6999,2293888&dq=claudine+longet+diary&hl=en



This article says the district court judge noticed an affidavit filed by the sheriff for a search warrant hadn't been signed by a judge.  It says the affidavit was important because it was needed to get a warrant to search Spider's home the day he was shot. Among the items seized in the search was Claudine's diary. 

Toward the bottom of the article it says the diary, along with blood and urine tests administered to Claudine are the objects of the evidence suppression hearing. 

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19760702&id=eAMOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gG0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3565,140249
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 04:52:36 AM »

Muffy, I found the Link.

Court Bars Use of Longet Diary:  The Colorado Supreme Court ruled ....


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SAgqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PikEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6999,2293888&dq=claudine+longet+diary&hl=en



This article says the district court judge noticed an affidavit filed by the sheriff for a search warrant hadn't been signed by a judge.  It says the affidavit was important because it was needed to get a warrant to search Spider's home the day he was shot. Among the items seized in the search was Claudine's diary. 

Toward the bottom of the article it says the diary, along with blood and urine tests administered to Claudine are the objects of the evidence suppression hearing. 

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19760702&id=eAMOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gG0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3565,140249


Thank-you, Muffy.

The warrant was not signed by the Judge?   ::MonkeyEek:  The case may have been lost because the blood and urine samples, and THE Diary.

She was very convincing on the stand.  I believe she is an actress and a pretty good one in court,IMO.  I think she was able to serve the thirty days, whenever she wished, within a
limited time frame. She served her sentence on weekends, if my memory serves me correctly. We growl because a case takes too long, it is better to wait, than to have it fudged it. Sad
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 09:44:36 AM »

Hi Monkey's,

Sorry, Flutter, I am off topic here. 


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=n1sxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eaQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1264,4454638&dq=claudine+longet+civil+law+suit&hl=en
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Terms of the settlement were not announced but the parents of pro skier Vladimir "Spider"
Sabich, initially sought $1.3 million....more

Singer settles with slain parents
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012, 09:45:56 AM »

Hi Monkey's,

Sorry, Flutter, I am off topic here.  


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=n1sxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eaQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1264,4454638&dq=claudine+longet+civil+law+suit&hl=en
 ::snipping2::

Terms of the settlement were not announced but the parents of pro skier Vladimir "Spider"
Sabich, initially sought $1.3 million....more

Singer settles with slain parents

The Montreal Gazette - Sep 27, 1979
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 09:54:36 AM »

Nut, sorry, I wanted to connected the dots.

http://www.who2.com/bio/claudine-longet

Interesting.


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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 01:44:10 PM »


http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/claudine_longet/15.html

Claudine Longet & Spider Sabich
BY David Krajicek


 Life's a Beach
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"I wasn't looking for money," Vladimir Sabich Sr. told the Sacramento Bee in 1996.
 "I just wanted the truth. I kept her from publishing a book."

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Good for Mr. Sabich!  He kept the Beach from writing a Book!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2012, 02:53:50 PM »

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/when-andy-williams-sang-at-bobby-kennedys-funeral/262880/


 David A. Graham - David Graham is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he writes and edits for the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

 
When Andy Williams Sang at Bobby Kennedy's Funeral

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Sep 26 2012, 11:31 AM ET 3


Associated Press

 ::snipping2::
Williams sang for his friend's funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, delivering a rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," an RFK favorite Williams's rendition is at around the 18-minute mark of this recording of the entire funeral here on WNYC's website. He also recorded a single that was sold to benefit a Robert Kennedy memorial:

 ::snipping2::

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/when-andy-williams-sang-at-bobby-kennedys-funeral/262880/


California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," Claudine G Longet, 1961

name: Howard A Williams
    

 Marriage: 

 
event date: 15 Dec 1961 
event place: Los Angeles, California 
gender: Male 
age: 34 
estimated birth year: 1927 
spouse: Claudine G Longet   
spouse's age: 20 
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6XY-Z32

"California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984," Claudine G Longet, 1975
 
name: Claudine G Longet 
event: Divorce 
event date: Jan 1975 
event place: Los Angeles, California 
spouse: Howard A Williams 

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPR7-XK9
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 06:04:52 AM »

I was thinking back and remembering the Andy Willams Christmas specials too, seahorse.    I remember too when Claudine was charged with shooting Spider Sabich.    

omg I remember that!
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 09:49:46 AM »

I was thinking back and remembering the Andy Willams Christmas specials too, seahorse.    I remember too when Claudine was charged with shooting Spider Sabich.    

omg I remember that!


He was glorious:)  I do not feel comfortable posting, Spider's, photo...but, if you google
Vladimir Sabichimages, immediately pop-up with CW. He was a good looking and wow, wow, guy Monkey Devil!
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 12:06:00 PM »


Nut,

I am not trying be disrespectful towards, A.W. 
A.W. lived to a ripe old age, poor, Spider, did not. 
It was not Andy's, fault, she got off, or was it????

Vladimir Peter 'Spider' Sabich, Jr
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13681642





 
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From her seat at the defense table, Longet all but shouted, "It's not true!" Judge George Lohr failed to admonish her — and a starstruck tone for the trial was set.

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/claudine_longet/12.html
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2012, 06:29:36 PM »


Showbiz Andy Williams dead at 84: ‘Moon River’ crooner loses battle with bladder cancer

Williams came across for six decades on concert stages and television shows as the ultimate Mr. Nice Guy, as well known for his warm, genial personal style as for his music.

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Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:11 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 6:07 PM





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American singer Andy Williams and his wife Claudine Longet, shown upon arrival at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London, on Dec. 19, 1974 for the Royal Charity World premiere of "The Man With the Golden Gun.”


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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2012, 11:13:27 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_Sabich


Death

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The Pitkin County Sheriff's, who made the arrest, made two procedural errors that aided Longet's defense: without warrants, they took a blood sample from her and confiscated her diary. According to prosecutors, the sample showed the presence of (snip) 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 did use the autopsy report to suggest that when Sabich was struck, he was bent over, facing away, and at least 1.80 m (6 feet) from Longet, which would be inconsistent with the position and relative distance of someone demonstrating the operation of a firearm.

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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2012, 11:26:37 AM »

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/when-andy-williams-sang-at-bobby-kennedys-funeral/262880/


 David A. Graham - David Graham is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he writes and edits for the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

 
When Andy Williams Sang at Bobby Kennedy's Funeral

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Associated Press

 ::snipping2::
Williams sang for his friend's funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, delivering a rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," an RFK favorite Williams's rendition is at around the 18-minute mark of this recording of the entire funeral here on WNYC's website. He also recorded a single that was sold to benefit a Robert Kennedy memorial:

 ::snipping2::

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/when-andy-williams-sang-at-bobby-kennedys-funeral/262880/


California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," Claudine G Longet, 1961

name: Howard A Williams
    

 Marriage: 

 
event date: 15 Dec 1961 
event place: Los Angeles, California 
gender: Male 
age: 34 
estimated birth year: 1927 
spouse: Claudine G Longet   
spouse's age: 20 
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6XY-Z32

"California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984," Claudine G Longet, 1975
 
name: Claudine G Longet 
event: Divorce 
event date: Jan 1975 
event place: Los Angeles, California 
spouse: Howard A Williams 

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPR7-XK9


Watching this, still brings tears to my eyes.  It is extremely moving and crosses party boundries.

I remember reading that AW continued to support Claudine throughout the trial.  Many in their "circles" believed justice was not served in Spider's case.   
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2012, 12:12:02 PM »

Flutter,

AW felt guilt, more than love, IMO. He met her, when she was a mere Eighteen-years-old.
He toured and left her home with three babies. Perhaps,he bore the responsibilty for the divorce.

CL and Spider had a 'ringy ding ding' going on for four years, 72-76 ?  That is news to me. 

The children, so young, to go through so much misery.   

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/claudine_longet/13.html



Claudine Longet and Spider Sabich
BY David Krajicek

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"Spider and I loved each other very much," she said. "I think we were the very best of friends. There were times over four years when we disagreed on things. We would have small arguments... But above all, we were the very best of friends and loved each other very much."
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I HOPE, Tru TB will reair, Dominck Dunne's, The Starlet and the Skier(2006)

http://www.locatetv.com/tv/dominick-dunne-power-privilege-and-justice/season-5/1868581

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2012, 04:36:16 PM »

Flutter,

AW felt guilt, more than love, IMO. He met her, when she was a mere Eighteen-years-old.
He toured and left her home with three babies. Perhaps,he bore the responsibilty for the divorce.

CL and Spider had a 'ringy ding ding' going on for four years, 72-76 ?  That is news to me. 

The children, so young, to go through so much misery.   

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/claudine_longet/13.html



Claudine Longet and Spider Sabich
BY David Krajicek

 ::snipping2::
 
"Spider and I loved each other very much," she said. "I think we were the very best of friends. There were times over four years when we disagreed on things. We would have small arguments... But above all, we were the very best of friends and loved each other very much."
 ::snipping2::


I HOPE, Tru TB will reair, Dominck Dunne's, The Starlet and the Skier(2006)

http://www.locatetv.com/tv/dominick-dunne-power-privilege-and-justice/season-5/1868581

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You may be right about Williams' sticking by CL because of guilt.  I guess I never realized the vast age gap, and I am sure that he was no saint.

I miss Dominick Dunne's series.  I have found him a magnificent story-teller since I read  The Two Mrs. Grenville's many years ago when I really read a lot of true crime.   
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