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Steve Lawrence

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This article is about Steve Lawrence, the singer. For the Computer Scientist, see Dr. Steve Lawrence.

Steve Lawrence (real name Sidney Leibowitz) (born July 8 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and occasional actor. His wife is American singer Eydie Gorme. They both were regulars on Steve Allen's The Tonight Show in the mid 1950s.

They married at the El Rancho hotel in Las Vegas —where they still regularly perform—in 1957, and have been performing as a duo since 1960. Their youngest son, Michael, died at the age of 23 in 1986.

Steve Lawrence has been awarded a Drama Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination for his performance of What Makes Sammy Run on Broadway, and two Emmy Awards —one for production—for Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin, which altogether won seven emmys.

With Eydie, he has also been the recipient of two Emmys for Our Love is Here to Stay, a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin; a "Best Performance By a Vocal Duo or Group"Grammy Award for We Got Us; a Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence and a Television Critics Circle Award for From This Moment On, a tribute to Cole Porter. The duo have also won a Las Vegas Entertainment Award for "Musical Variety Act of the Year" four times, three of them consecutively. They have been honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the Songrwriters Hall of Fame, and in 1995 were the recipients of an Ella Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Singers, a non-profit organisation that helps professional singers with counselling and financial assistance.

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