It's just possible that Donny and Marie's show might not be where it is today if not for another entertainer who once played in Las Vegas.
First performing in Las Vegas as one of the Williams Brothers, Andy Williams became a Vegas mainstay, playing numerous hotels over his 50 year career. He was known for the hit song "Moon River" from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Aside from Hollywood, he was a popular fixture in Las Vegas until the late 70's. He also gave Donny Osmond personal voice lessons. Andy Williams passed away September 25, 2012.
Our essays are written by Michael Green, professor at the College of Southern Nevada. Nevada Yesterdays is funded by the Nevada Humanities and dedicated to the memory of Frank Wright.
May 17, 2013 | The 17th
Listen The means for putting U.S. Senators in office used to come with plenty of controversy in Nevada.
May 3, 2013 | Frank Wright
Listen Nevada has a colorful past. And getting the facts straight about events that helped shape the Silver state was important to Frank Wright.
Mar 29, 2013 | Mark Twain
Listen When two brothers set out for Nevada about 150 years ago, little did they know that one of them would become a literary legend. Senator Richard Bryan has the story...
Mar 8, 2013 | The Dickersons
Listen You'll have to go back a century to look at the career of one Nevadan who helped shape the state.
Feb 22, 2013 | William R. Wilkerson, part 2
Listen You might not normally hear 'Nevada' and 'Communism' mentioned in the same sentence. But there was a time when it wouldn't have been unusual.