Andy Williams

by Michael RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

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The Collection
The Christmas Show
Live From The Royal Albert Hall 1978

The Andy Williams Show

Aired as summer replacement series July 7, 1959
then as a regular weekly show September 20, 1962 until late 1967.
During 1968 and part of ’69 only three specials were produced each year
then September 20, 1969 the show was picked back up to run weekly through 1971
one hour episodes (11 partial seasons)
in B&W (1959-’61) on CBS and color (1962-1971) on NBC
Created by: Andy Williams


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Semi-Regular Guest Stars

  • The Osmonds
  • Claudine Longet
  • Bobby Darin
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • The New Christy Minstrels
  • Jonathan Winters
  • Professor Irwin Corey
  • Ray Stevens
  • The Lennon Sisters
  • Al Hirt
  • Peggy Lee
  • Roy Rogers
  • Bobby Darin
  • Vic Damone
  • Eddie Fisher

Opening Theme

Andy would sing part of a popular song to open the show


Not much of a plot here, billed as a musical variety show and that it was. Old standards as well as contemporary sounds blended to keep the show fresh. New artist were featured (in the genre – no hard rock & roll allowed) and some got their big break on the show.

Andy discovered the Osmond Brothers at Disney Land and invited them on the show, they became semi-regulars and eventually got their own weekly show, with sister Marie of course.

Comedy was also an integral part of each show with comedic guest stars doing funny skits and recurring bits. “The Cookie Bear” was a regular favorite as was the “Giant Talking Bee”.

Musical styles changed some through the course of the show but Andy’s suave soft spoken demeanor never did and audiences loved him.
He is currently doing a stage show at a club which he owns in Branson, MO.

Video Clip of The Andy Williams Show


Andy Williams died in 2012 after a year-long battle with bladder cancer, he was 84


In 1991, Andy took a trip to Branson, Missouri to visit a friend. He fell in love with the town and by May 1, 1992 he had completed his 12 million dollar “Moon River Theater”. It features contemporary artists and American Idol finalists as well as being the only non C&W show in town. Andy does regular shows and Christmas specials there.

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