Together with her husband,
Gorme -- who was born to Sephardic Jewish parents in
Gorme's big break happened as she joined the cast of Steve Allen's New York television show in 1953, which is where she first began working with Lawrence in musical and comedy segments. The collaboration continued as Allen's show became
Eventually billed as Steve and Eydie, the duo won a Grammy in 1960 for best performance by a vocal group and became known for a repertoire of nightclub-ready standards that included songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The duo continued to perform together for decades, up until Gorme's retirement from performing in 2009.
Gorme is survived by her husband; her son, David; and a granddaughter.