We, like many, were saddened to hear about the passing of Andy Williams, who died on Sep. 25, 2012.
The singer had a 75-year career in show business, and for people like this blog, his voice will forever be intertwined with some of our fondest memories, especially around the holidays.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Andy Williams had a history with Las Vegas.
Andy Williams was the debut entertainer in the Circus Maximus Showroom when Caesars Palace opened its doors on Aug. 5, 1966. He went on to headline at the hotel for 20 years.
Andy Williams had another connection to Las Vegas in that he was a mentor of none other than the Flamingo’s own resident headliner, Donny Osmond.
Donny Osmond was five years old when Andy Williams first had the child prodigy on his show. Hear more from Donny himself in this touching tribute during the Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo, including an emotional rendition of “Moon River,” the song so closely associated with Andy Williams.
He’ll always be remembered as a beloved part of the Las Vegas family.