Eydie Gormé

August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013

Edith Gormezano, known by her professional name, Eydie Gormé, was a successful and award-winning pop and Latin singer whose nearly 60-year career scored hits all around the world. For much of her career, she performed with fellow singer and husband, Steve Lawrence, whom she met while working on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show in the 1950s. Steve and Eydie recorded dozens of albums together, but also worked heavily as solo artists. Eydie’s biggest hit was 1963’s “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” which reached No. 7 on the U.S. pop charts. Having grown up in a multilingual home, she recorded five albums in Spanish with the internationally renowned bolero trio, Los Panchos. Steve and Eydie hosted TV specials, recorded with Sinatra, and even covered a lounge version of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” in the ’90s. They worked and toured well into the 21st Century. Eydie retired offically in 2009, and died of an unspecified illness in 2013, just shy of her 85th birthday.

Burial

Hillside Memorial Park – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

Courts of the Book, Isaiah, Wall W, Crypt 251; Along the wall of outside wall crypts, Eydie is buried in section W, 2nd row up, just 2 spaces east of the stained glass doors into the Jacob section.

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