Lawrence, Steve 1935-

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Lawrence, Steve 1935-


Original name, Sidney Leibowitz; born July 8, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Max (a cantor and house painter) and Anna (maiden name, Gelb) Leibowitz; married Eydie Gorme (an entertainer), December 29, 1957; children: David Nessim (a composer), Michael (died, 1986). Education: Studied singing with Fred Steele.


Agent—Cunningham/Escott/Slevin and Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025.


Singer, actor, and producer. Performed as an accompanist with brother, Bernie Leibowitz, at bars and clubs in New York City; worked as a singer at venues in New York City in the 1950s, including appearance at the Copacabana nightclub, 1957; performed with wife Eydie Gorme in Las Vegas, NV, for several years, often in support of Frank Sinatra; GL Music, founder, 1989; GLG Productions, Inc., co-owner. Brooksdale Hospital, member of board of governors. Military service: U.S. Army, official vocalist of the U.S. Army Band, 1958-60; received Commendation Medal.


Actor's Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Friars Club (member of board of governors).

Awards, Honors:

First prize from Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, 1950; Grammy Award (with Eydie Gorme), best pop vocalist duo, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1960, for We Got Us; Grammy Award nomination, best performance by a male vocalist, 1961, for Portrait of My Love; Institute of High Fidelity Award (with Gorme), 1963, for outstanding contributions to the musical arts; Variety/New York Drama Critics Poll Award, best male performer in a musical, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a musical, both 1964, for What Makes Sammy Run?; Emmy Award nomination (with Gorme and others), outstanding comedy, variety, or music special, 1976, for Steve and Eydie: Our Love Is Here to Stay; Television Critics Circle Award, achievement in music, 1976; Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence (with Gorme), 1977, for Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme: From This Moment OnCole Porter; Emmy Award (with Gorme and others), outstanding comedy, variety, or music program, 1978, for Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin.


Television Appearances; Series:

The Steve Allen Show (also known as The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), multiple appearances, between 1956 and 1960.

Cohost, The Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme Show, NBC, 1958.

Guest panelist, What's My Line?, multiple appearances, between 1958 and 1966.

The Steve Lawrence Show, CBS, 1965.

The Carol Burnett Show (also known as Carol Burnett and Friends), 1977.

Cohost, Foul-ups, Bleeps, and Blunders, ABC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The General Motors 50th Anniversary Show, NBC, 1957.

The Jane Powell Show, NBC, 1961.

Ghost of Christmas Past, Carol for Another Christmas, ABC, 1964.

The Best on Record, NBC, 1965.

Host, NBC Follies of 1965, NBC, 1966.

The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1967.

The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1969.

What It Was, Was Love, NBC, 1969.

Steve and Eydieon Stage, NBC, 1973.

Lights, Camera, Monty!, ABC, 1975.

Steve and Eydie: Our Love Is Here to Stay, CBS, 1975.

Jubilee! (also known as The Bell Telephone Jubilee), NBC, 1976.

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme: From This Moment OnCole Porter, ABC, 1977.

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Tribute to the Palace Theatre, NBC, 1978.

Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin, NBC, 1978.

Bert Convey Special—There's A Meeting Here Tonight, syndicated, 1981.

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Television Special (also known as The Bob Hope Anniversary Show), NBC, 1981.

100 Years of America's Popular Music (also known as Live from Studio 8H: 100 Years of America's Popular Music), NBC, 1981.

(In archive footage) TV's Funniest Game Show Moments, 1984.

All Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan, CBS, 1985.

All Star Party for Clint Eastwood, CBS, 1986.

This Is Your Life, NBC, 1987.

The Fifth Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1989.

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (also known as Frank Sinatra: Seventy-fifth Birthday Celebration), CBS, 1990.

The Sixth Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990.

Interviewee, Steve Allen, 1994.

Sinatra Duets, 1994.

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, 1995.

Marvin Hamlisch & the Pittsburgh Pops, 1996.

Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration, 1997.

"Sammy Davis, Jr.: Mr. Entertainment," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

"Burt Bacharach," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

"Judy Garland: By Myself," American Masters, PBS, 2004.

Host (with Eydie Gorme) of Greater New York United Cerebral Palsy telethons, WOR (New York City), 1960-69.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tweedledum, Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice through the Looking Glass), CBS, 1985.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, CBS, 1950.

The Steve Allen Show, WNBC (New York City), 1953.

Tonight! (also known as The Knickerbocker Beer Presents the Steve Allen Show, Knickerbocker Beer Show, and The Tonight Show), NBC, 1957.

Person to Person, 1958.

The Dinah Shore Show (also known as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show), NBC, 1958, 1959.

The Garry Moore Show, CBS, c. 1959.

Toast of the Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), several appearances, between 1959 and 1970.

The Perry Como Show (also known as The Chesterfield Supper Club and Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall), 1960.

Here's Hollywood, 1961.

"USO—Wherever They Go!," The DuPont Show of the Week, 1961.

The Bell Telephone Hour, NBC, 1962, 1963.

The Judy Garland Show, 1963.

Contestant, Password (also known as Password All-Stars), 1963, 1964.

Host, On Parade, NBC, 1964.

Guest host, The Hollywood Palace, 1965.

The Hollywood Palace, 1967, 1969, 1970.

The Andy Williams Show, 1967.

Cohost, The Kraft Music Hall, 1970.

This Is Tom Jones, 1970.

The Merv Griffin Show, 1970.

Dr. Sam Havers, "The Corrupted," Medical Center, CBS, 1971.

Danny Turner, "The Replacement," The New Dick Van Dyke Show, 1971.

Mark Bannett/Radha Ramadi, "The Dear Departed," Night Gallery (also known as Rod Serling's "Night Gallery"), NBC, 1971.

The Pearl Bailey Show, 1971.

The Flip Wilson Show, 1971, 1974.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (also known as Laugh-In), 1972.

The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), 1972, 1973.

Himself, "Lucy, the Peacemaker," Here's Lucy, 1973.

Aide-de-camp, "Celebrity Roast: George Washington," The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), 1974.

"Celebrity Roast: Dan Rowan and Dick Martin," The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), 1974.

Himself, "Earthquake II," Sanford and Son, 1975.

Duke, "Two Frogs on a Mongoose," Police Story, 1976.

The Sonny and Cher Show, 1976.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1977, 1982.

"The Broken Badge," Police Story, 1978.

Michael Post, "Express to Terror," Supertrain, 1979.

Guest host, The Big Show, NBC, 1980.

Sonny Daye, "Ties My Father Sold Me," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1984.

Sonny Daye, "McCormick's Bar and Grill," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1986.

Mack Howard, "No Laughing Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Don Palermo, "A Streetcar Named Congress Douglas," Bob, CBS, 1992.

Sonny Baxter, "Half That Jazz," Empty Nest, NBC, 1994.

Danny Bernard, "Who Killed Skippy's Master?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Voice of Howard, "Frasier Crane's Day Off," Frasier, NBC, 1994.

Himself, "Canasta Masta," The Nanny, CBS, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1998.

Morty Fine, "Ma'ternal Affairs," The Nanny, CBS, 1999.

Morty Fine, "The Finale: Part 1," The Nanny, CBS, 1999.

Mike Rodzinski, "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Die," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Steve the bartender, "There's the Rub," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), The WB, 2002.

Mitch Urbana, "Big Middle," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, and Les experts), CBS, 2005.

Also appeared as guest, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, early 1980s.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 48th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1976.

The Television Critics Circle Awards, CBS, 1977.

The 51st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1979.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Steve and Eydieon Stage, NBC, 1973.

Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin, NBC, 1978.

Television Work; Other:

Theme song performer, The Facts of Life (series), 1960.

Producer, The Long Way Home, Granada, 1989.

Film Appearances:

Gary McBride, Stand Up and Be Counted, Columbia, 1972.

Maury Sline, The Blues Brothers, Universal, 1980.

Jack Fenwick, The Lonely Guy, Universal, 1984.

Maury Sline, Blues Brothers 2000, Universal, 1998.

Himself, Play It to the Bone (also known as Play It), Buena Vista, 1999.

The Contract, Atilla Pictures/Lavetta Entertainment, 1999.

Arthur Mydanick, The Yards, Miramax, 2000.

Boxing spectator, Ocean's Eleven (also known as 11 and O11), Warner Bros., 2001.

Film Work; Song Performer:

"You Had to Be There," Falling in Love Again (also known as In Love), 1980.

"The Best Is Yet to Come," Mr. 3000, Buena Vista, 2004.

Title song, Bewitched, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2005.

"Volare," Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit, and the Era of Predatory Lenders (documentary; also known as Maxed Out: Our Credit), Red Envelope Entertainment, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Joey, Pal Joey, Carousel Theatre, Framingham, MA, 1962.

(Broadway debut) Sammy Glick, What Makes Sammy Run? (musical), Fifty-Fourth Street Theatre, 1964-65.

Larry Davis, Golden Rainbow (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1968, then George Abbott Theatre, New York City, 1968-69.

Major Tours:

An Evening with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, U.S. cities, 1963.

Also toured with Eydie Gorme in U.S. cities, 1960-61.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared on Arthur Godfrey's radio show in New York City, c. 1951.



Steve Lawrence, King Records, 1953.

About That Girl, Coral Records, 1956.

Songs by Steve Lawrence, Coral, 1956.

Here's Steve Lawrence, 1958.

Swing Softly with Me, ABC-Paramount, 1959.

We Got Us, ABC-Paramount, c. 1960.

Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence Sing the Golden Hits, Universal Special Products, 1960.

Portrait of My Love, United Artists, 1961.

The Very Best of Eydie & Steve, 1962.

Steve & Eydie at the Movies, Columbia, 1963.

Winners!, 1963.

Two on the Aisle, 1963.

Our Best to You, 1964.

That Holiday Feeling!, GL, 1964.

Everybody Knows, 1964.

Academy Award Losers, GL, 1964.

The Steve Lawrence Show, Columbia, 1965.

What Makes Sammy Run? (original soundtrack recording), GL, 1965.

Together on Broadway, 1967.

Golden Rainbow (original soundtrack recording), GL, 1968.

Real True Lovin', 1969.

What It Was, Was Love (soundtrack recording), RCA, 1969.

The Best of Steve & Eydie, Curb, 1977.

Steve & Eydie & Friends Celebrate Gershwin, 1979.

Take It on Home, 1981.

Pretty Blue Eyes, Universal Special Products, 1985.

All About Love, Universal, 1987.

The Best of Steve Lawrence, Paramount, 1987.

Greatest Hits, Columbia, 1987.

Come Waltz with Me, 1987.

People Will Say We're in Love, 1987.

Swinging West, GL, 1989.

Alone Together, 1989.

The Steve Lawrence Sound, 1991.

Songs Everybody Knows, 1991.

Songs by Steve Lawrence, Taragon, 1995.

Sing More Golden Hits, Universal Special Markets, 1995.

We'll Take Romance: The Best of Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, 1954-1960, Music Club, 1995.

Steve Lawrence Sings Sinatra: A Musical Tribute to the Man and His Music, GL, 2003.

New York, New York, Bluemountain Records, 2003.

Greatest Hits, Vol 1, GL, 2004.

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, GL, 2004.

Love Songs from the Movies, GL, 2005.

All My Love Belongs to You, Varese Sarabande, 2005.

It's Us Again, GL, 2007.

Long before I Knew You, Jasmine, 2007.

Also recorded Come Waltz with Me; Lawrence Goes Latin; On a Clear Day: Steve Lawrence Sings Up a Storm; Portrait of Steve; Steve Lawrence Sings of Love & Sad Young Men; Through the Years; and Together Forever. Singles include "Poinciana," King Records, 1951; "Pretty Blue Eyes," ABC-Paramount, 1959; "Footsteps," ABC-Paramount, 1960; "All about Love," Coral; "Don't Be Afraid Little Darlin'," and "Go Away Little Girl;" singles with Gorme include "Make Yourself Comfortable"/"I've Gotta Crow," Coral, 1954.


Film Composer:

Title song, The Man from the Diner's Club, 1963.

Nickelodeon Days, 1962.



Steve and Eydie Official Site,, September 2, 2007.

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