Andy Williams celebrates 75-years entertaining
June 30, 2012
BRANSON - The Andy Williams Moon River Theatre has announced a “Celebration of Andy Williams’ 75 Years in Entertainment” with seven weeks of stars. The celebration begins September 10 and runs through October 23, 2012, and features performers who cross all styles of music and entertainment.

The guest lineup includes country music superstar Clint Black, teen idol Frankie Avalon, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Debbie Reynolds, as well as Grammy Award winners Jack Jones and Ray Stevens. The Osmonds also return to Branson, as do Pat and Debby Boone who will take the stage together for the first time since 1999 when they previously performed at the theatre.

Dates of performance are: Sept. 10-15, Debbie Reynolds; Sept. 17-22, Frankie Avalon; Sept. 24-29, Jack Jones; Oct. 1-6, The Osmonds; Oct. 8-13, Pat and Debby Boone; Oct. 15-20, Ray Stevens; Oct. 22-24, Clint Black.

Tickets for all shows are available now online or by calling 800-MOON-094.

Regarding Andy

Singer Andy Williams knew he had bladder cancer before the fall of 2011 when he was undergoing treatment but he planned to return to performing in 2012. At the time he had told a local Branson reporter that cancer was "no longer a death sentence."

Now Williams, 84, has decided to remain at home in Branson surrounded by his wife, children and friends. Doctors have said that there are no more treatment options.

Williams was previously married to entertainer Claudine Longet, now 69; the couple had three children. In 1991 he married Debbie Haas, a non-professional.

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