She was a great entertainer and had big hits in both English and Spanish. One of my old-age drawbacks is that most all of the singers and entertainers of my younger days have left us. Two years ago I visited Branson, Mo., to see Andy Williams and Petula Clark in his Branson theater. Andy was slow walking on to the stage, but he could still really sing his big hits. Unfortunately, he died the following summer.
There were so many great stars in the 20th century that I can only mention a few: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Burns and Allen, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Bette Davis, Liz Taylor, Lucy, John Wayne, Gene Kelly and so many more.
One of the great things about all of them was that whether they were singing or speaking and acting, one was able to understand every word. The proof that they were really great stars is in the fact that their songs and movies are still in big demand by the public.
Their performances can be seen on television and their music heard on radio. Yes, Eydie Gorme has joined those great stars, and though they are all gone, they will never be forgotten. What do you think?
William J. Kelly is a Weatherford resident and frequent contributor to Viewpoints.