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Marriages of Andy Williams
Singer Andy Williams poses for a portrait circa 1990 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Harry Langdon / Getty Images
Although Andy Williams had two May-December marriages
, neither of his wives appeared to be trophy wives.
First Marriage -- Claudine Longet
Marriange Ended: 1975 when they divorced
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Second Marriage -- Debbie Haas
Marriage Ended: 2012 when Andy died
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Andy Williams Information:
Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams: December 3, 1927 in Wall Lake, Iowa.
- First wife born in 1942
- Second wife born abt. 1956
Andy: On September 25, 2012 in Branson, Missouri, Andy Williams died at the age of 84 after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.
Andy and his first wife Claudine had three children together.
- Noelle Christine Williams: Born in 1963.
- Christian Williams: Born in 1965.
- Robert Williams: Born in 1969.
Andy: "Years later my son Bobby admitted to me that for years he hadn't even realized that Claudine and I were divorced. In my less self-aware moments, I might almost have taken that as a compliment, but what it really revealed was how distant and inattentive I must already have been in the years before we separated ..."
Source: Andy Williams. Moon River and Me: A Memoir. 10/2009. pgs. 240-241.
Andy: Singer, TV personality, author, producer, actor, restaurateur
, theatre owner.
Andy's main home was in Branson, Missouri.
Andy Williams' Quotes About Marriage:
Andy: "... once a damaged relationship slips beyond a certain point, it is almost impossible to repair it."
Source: Andy Williams. Moon River and Me: A Memoir.
10/2009. pg. 271.
Andy: "It is a sad fact, I think, and probably true for a lot of men, that we learn from the mistakes we made in our first marriages, which makes us better husbands the second time around, but that must be doubly wounding to our first wives, who had to bear the brunt of the inattentiveness, selfishness, and career obsession that eventually drove us apart."
Source: Andy Williams. Moon River and Me: A Memoir. 10/2009. pg. 228.