Photo of Andy Williams Andy Williams

Born Dec. 3, 1927, in Wall Lake, Iowa, crooner Andy Williams began his career as part of an all-brother quartet that came to be a staple on several Midwestern radio stations. When the act disbanded in 1951, Williams ventured out as a solo artist in New York City, where he became familiar to TV audiences after earning a slot as a regular on Steve Allen's "Tonight" show.

The two-year gig helped Williams land a recording contract in 1956, and his first album produced a succession of hit singles that included "Canadian Sunset" and "The Hawaiian Wedding Song," which was Grammy-nominated. In 1962, he parlayed his musical popularity into a weekly variety series that ran nine seasons, with his annual Christmas specials becoming a holiday fixture in American homes during this time.

Later years found Williams headlining in Las Vegas and performing at the multimillion-dollar theater he built in Branson, Mo. He died Sept. 25, 2012.

Andy Williams in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

The Best of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

1968 NR

Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In," an innovative television show from the late 1960s, popularized a style of rapid-fire sketch comedy where skits, punch lines and gags are edited together in a fast-moving and almost random format. The laughs keep on rolling as the two hosts bring on a variety of special guests including Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson and many others. The six episodes in this set span the years 1968-1970.

  • Andy Williams in The Best of Andy Williams: Christmas Shows The Best of Andy Williams: Christmas Shows
  • Andy Williams in In Concert Series: Andy Williams In Concert Series: Andy Williams
  • Andy Williams in Andy Williams in Concert at Branson Andy Williams in Concert at Branson
  • Andy Williams in The Best of Donny & Marie: Vols. 1 & 2 The Best of Donny & Marie: Vols. 1 & 2
  • Andy Williams in An Evening with Andy Williams An Evening with Andy Williams
  • Andy Williams in Branson! Branson!
  • Andy Williams in Petula Clark: Portrait of Petula Clark Petula Clark: Portrait of Petula Clark
  • Andy Williams in Casting Crowns: The Altar and the Door Casting Crowns: The Altar and the Door