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Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer
Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer

Andy Williams' signature hit song from the early 1960s was no accident of timing. Audrey Hepburn sang it first in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and it was nominated for an Oscar. But when the producers of the Academy Awards show asked Williams to perform "Moon River" on the 1962 broadcast, his record label hatched a plan. With four weeks till air time, Williams recorded an album featuring "Moon River" and other "great movie themes." It was rushed into stores on Oscar day and by the next morning was on its way to being a hit. Williams, 84, whose soothing baritone and laid-back style made him one of America's top vocalists...

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