Claudine Longet Biography
Claudine Longet is a Franco-American Actress, Singer, Dancer, and Recording Artist, well-known as the ex-wife of the late Andy Williams (a famous singer). She was very prominent mostly in the ’70s and ’60s, for her multiple songs such as “Love Is Blue”, “The Look Of Love”, “Hello, Hello”, “Smart Talk”, “Meditation”, etc.
Claudine Longet Age
Longet was born on January 29, 1942, in Paris, France. She is therefore 81 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of January every year. Her real names are Claudine Georgette Longet.
Claudine Longet Height
Longet stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Claudine Longet Family
Longet was born to her loving parents, Jay Emerson Williams (father) and Florence Belle Finley (mother). She was raised alongside her sister, Danielle Longet.
Claudine Longet Husband
Longet is married to her lovely spouse, Ronald Duane Austin. They tied the knot on June 1, 1985. There will be an update of further information about the couple.
Claudine Longet Ex-Husband Andy
Longet was married to Andy Williams, a famous American singer, for 14 years (1961–1975). They first met in the year 1960 in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Longet was a lead dancer in the Folies Bergère revue at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. Longet encountered car trouble and had to pull over to the side of the road.
Coincidentally, Williams happened to be passing by and stopped to help. At the time, Longet was 18 years old, while Williams was 32. They developed a connection and eventually got married on December 15, 1961, in Los Angeles. However, their relationship faced challenges, and they legally separated in 1970 before finalizing their divorce in January 1975.
Despite the end of their marriage, Williams stated that they remained “very good friends.” Their bond and friendship continued even after the divorce, reflecting a positive connection between them.
Claudine Longet Children
Longet and Andy Williams were blessed with 3 adult kids: Robert (son), Christian (son), and Noëlle (daughter). Robert was born on 1 August 1969, Christian on April 15, 1965, and Noëlle on September 24, 1963. Christian, unfortunately, passed away on July 23, 2019.
Claudine Longet Net Worth
Longet has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Actress, Singer, Dancer, and Recording Artist.
Claudine Longet Career
Longet started her acting career on TV in 1963, appearing in two episodes of a show called McHale’s Navy. She also acted in a movie of the same name in 1964. In the 1960s, she took on various roles in adventure TV series such as Twelve O’Clock High, Combat!, The Name of the Game, The Rat Patrol, Hogan’s Heroes, and Alias Smith and Jones. In 1965, she played Sharhri Javid in an episode of Mr. Novak.
She made several appearances on The Andy Williams Show and other music programs. Andy Williams described her as a beautiful French singer. Her big break came in 1966 when she guest starred on Run for Your Life and performed a bilingual song called “Meditation”. The episode aired on May 16, 1966, and caught the attention of Herb Alpert, who offered her a recording contract.
She recorded singles and albums for A&M Records from 1966 to 1970. “Meditation” was her first single with A&M, and she also recorded songs by Antônio Carlos Jobim. In 1968, she starred alongside Peter Sellers in the successful movie The Party and sang a song called “Nothing to Lose”.
In 1971, she joined Barnaby Records and released singles and two albums. She had success on the music charts with her albums Claudine, The Look of Love, and Love Is Blue. Her music was arranged by Nick DeCaro. She also had singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, including “Here, There and Everywhere”, “Hello, Hello”, “Good Day Sunshine”, “Small Talk”, and “Love is Blue”. In 1975, she appeared on a children’s album called The Little Prince, which won a Grammy Award. She has remained popular in Japan, where her original albums were reissued on CD.
Claudine Longet Arrested / Trial
Longet faced legal trouble when she was arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, Vladimir “Spider” Sabich (an Olympic skier), at his home on March 21, 1976, in Aspen, Colorado. During her trial, she claimed that the gun went off accidentally while Vladimir was demonstrating how it worked. Throughout the trial, her then-husband Andy Williams publicly stood by Longet, providing financial support for her legal defense and accompanying her to and from the courthouse. When asked about his unwavering support for his ex-wife, Andy explained that they remained friends because she was the mother of their children, even though they no longer wanted to be married.
Following the criminal trial, the Sabich family decided to pursue civil legal action against Longet. However, instead of going through a trial, the case was resolved through an out-of-court settlement. As part of the settlement agreement, Longet agreed to never publicly discuss or write about the incident or the terms of the settlement. This ensured that the details surrounding the killing and the resolution of the case remained private and confidential.
Since her conviction for negligent homicide in connection with the shooting death of her boyfriend, former Olympic skier Spider Sabich, in 1977, she has chosen to lead a private life. Longet has kept a low public profile, avoiding extensive media attention and maintaining her privacy.
Claudine Longet and Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy
When Longet was married to Andy Williams, they had a very close friendship with Robert F. Kennedy (a Senator) and his spouse, Ethel Kennedy. In the mid-’60s, Longet and Andy invited Robert and his wife to their homes in Palm Springs, California, and Bel Air, California. They also visited each other at the Kennedy residences in New York City and Hickory Hill. Additionally, they enjoyed summer cruises together on the Salmon River on the Colorado River and in central Idaho.
Claudine Longet Movies
Longet has appeared in the following films;
- Streets of San Francisco
- How to Steal an Airplane
- Love American Style
- The Party
- Hogan’s Heroes
- The Rat Patrol
- Twelve O’Clock High
Claudine Longet Songs
Longet has released multiple songs such as;
- A Man And A Woman
- Walk in the Park
- Hurry On Down
- Every Night
- Who Needs You
- Happy Talk
- Sunise, Sunset
- Long Long Time
- Remember The Good
Claudine Longet Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 660 followers on Facebook.