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Sephardic Songstress Eydie Gorme, Part of Legendary Showbiz Duo, Dead At 84

08/12/2013
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Eydie Gorme, who won two Grammy Awards singing solo and with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died.

Gorme died at a Las Vegas hospital on Saturday following a brief illness, according to a statement by her spokesman. She was 84.

The statement said she was “surrounded by her husband, son and other loved ones at the time of her death.”

Gorme, whose 1963 song ”Blame It on the Bossa Nova” was her biggest hit and won her a Grammy nomination, performed in nightclubs, and as both a solo artist and with Lawrence since the mid-1950s. They performed in Las Vegas for many years. Gorme retired in 2009.

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