Andy Williams died last night at his home in Branson, Missouri.
Williams might not be a household name these days, but his song “Moon River” is. He first sang it at the 1962 Academy Awards, where its writer Johnny Mercer and composer Henry Mancini were honored.
The song became Williams’ theme — one that has been covered over and over again, long after Audrey Hepburn’s turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
1. Aretha Franklin
2. Louis Armstrong
3. Joey McIntyre
4. Patty Griffin
5. Elton John
6. Lisa Hannigan
8. Clay Aiken
9. The Killers
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt
(In a hilariously bad Audrey Hepbun biopic.)
12. Chevy Chase
From 1985’s “Fletch.”
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