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Name: Claudine Longet                                                             
Born: 29 January 1942 Paris, France                                               
Claudine Georgette Longet (born on 29 January 1942 (age 66) in Paris, France)     
was a popular singer and recording artist in the 1960s and 1970s. She gained     
further notoriety as the ex-wife of singer Andy Williams and later for being     
convicted for killing skiing star Spider Sabich.                                 
Longet met Williams while he pulled over to aid her on a Las Vegas road. She was 
a dancer at the time at the Folies Bergere. They married on Christmas Day, 25     
December 1961, and had three children: Noelle, Christian, and Robert.             
In 1968, Longet appeared in The Party with Peter Sellers and sang "Nothing to     
Lose" by Henry Mancini. She recorded a series of five albums for A&M Records     
between 1966 and 1970 and two albums for Williams's Barnaby label in 1971 and     
1972. One song, "Wanderlove" (music and lyrics by Mason Williams), went to #7 on 
the charts in Singapore and still occasionally gets airplay on Asian radio.       
Longet also made frequent acting appearances in television series, including a   
recurring role in television's McHale's Navy, and she appeared from time to time 
on Williams' variety series and specials. Williams called Longet a beautiful,     
sleek brunette with large, doe eyes, "my favorite French singer". She and         
Williams separated in 1969 but did not formally divorce until 6 years later in