Andy Williams’ Moon River

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 9, 2007

A long time ago, I saw Andy Williams and his brothers singing on a TV show. What year did he begin his career?
—Helen Allen, McCook, Neb.

The easy-listening superstar-to-be was 8 when he began singing in 1935 with his older siblings in the Williams Brothers Quartet. After creating a buzz on local radio, the group hit the big time when they were asked by Bing Crosby to sing on his hit single "Swinging on a Star." Williams later went solo, hosted his own hugely popular TV variety series (The Best of The Andy Williams Show has just been released on DVD) and gave the world the song "Moon River" from the soundtrack of the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Now 79, he works and performs regularly in Branson, Mo., at the showplace theater named for his signature song.