Love this section from the Daily Telegraph obituary :
“Although he enjoyed a reputation as the acme of clean-cut American homeliness, and possessed a voice that was compared to warm chocolate sauce, Williams also featured regularly in gossip columns after the failure of his first marriage on account of his remarkable tally of attractive girlfriends.
They ranged from unknown British starlets through to the sister of Evil Knievel and Ethel Kennedy, widow of the assassinated American Senator Robert Kennedy, a close friend. In 1968 Williams had sung at Kennedy’s funeral . Such was his notoriety that in 1973, two years after his last television spectacular had been aired in Britain, Williams complained of being blackballed by the BBC because of his private life.”
Andy rocked, might have been a function of the sweaters
it was the kitchyness of the whole deal that i enjoyed about the xmas specials. then of course, later on, the snl skit about
‘another skier accidentally shot by claudine longet’ tag line
got stuck in my head….