Eydie Gorme is shown in a 1956 photo. Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with husband Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Her publicist, Howard Bragman, says she died at a Las Vegas hospital Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, following an undisclosed illness.
Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence, both 22, on their wedding day in Las Vegas, Dec. 29, 1957. Gorme was a successful band singer and nightclub entertainer when she was invited to join the cast of Steve Allen's local New York television show in 1953. She sang solos and also did duets and comedy skits with Lawrence, a rising young singer who had joined the show a year earlier. When the program became NBC's "Tonight Show" in 1954, the young couple went with it.
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are shown opening at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, March 28, 1961.
Eydie Gorme, far right, with her husband, Steve Lawrence, left, attend a party hosted by
comedian Johnny Carson, and his wife, Joanne, center, at a party hosted by Carson at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, May 10, 1967.
The Caesars Palace marquee with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme headlining on Feb. 28, 1973.
Eydie Gorme and husband Steve Lawrence pose for a photo in June 11, 1983.
Steve Lawrence, left, Eydie Gorme, center, and Jerry Lewis during the MDA Telethon at the Sahara Hotel, Sept. 6, 1993.
Entertainers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme arrive at the black-tie gala called "Thanks Frank" honoring Frank Sinatra, May 30, 1998, in Las Vegas. "Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years," Lawrence said in a statement on Aug. 10, 2013. "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."