Claudine Georgette Longet is a French actress, singer and recording artist who were popular during the 1960s and 1970s. She was born in Paris, France on January 29, 1942. She is the daughter of Danielle Longet.
She moved to the U.S. at age 19, settling in Las Vegas and becoming the lead dancer in the Folies Bergère show where she met Andy. Longet married Andy Williams, when she was still 19 and Andy was 33 on December 15, 1961 in Los Angeles and had three children: Noëlle (born on 24 September 1963), Christian (born on 15 April 1965), and Robert (“Bobby”) (born on 1 August 1969). They legally separated in 1970 and divorced in January 1975 but they remained good friends.
She has maintained a private profile since 1977, following her conviction for misdemeanor negligent homicide in connection with the death of her boyfriend, former Olympic skier, Spider Sabich. After the trial is over she married his 2nd husband Ron Austin, a lawyer on June 1, 1985 up to this present.
Her first appearances as an actress on television were in two episodes of the comedy series McHale’s Navy. Andy helped her enhance her career as an actress and singer; in her few TV and film appearances she was labeled as the innocently foxy mademoiselle, but she had more success in pop music. As a recording artist, Claudine was signed by Herb Alpert’s A&M Records. She released a string of albums in the late 60s.
The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (TV Movie)(1975), The Streets of San Francisco (TV Show) (1972), Alias Smith and Jones (TV Show) (1971), How to Steal an Airplane (TV Movie) (1971), Love, American Style (TV Show) (1969), The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Show) (1969), The Party (1968), The Name of the Game (TV Show) (1968), Massacre Harbor (1968), The Rat Patrol (TV Show) (1966), Hogan’s Heroes (TV Show) (1965), Run for Your Life (TV Show) (1965), The F.B.I. (TV Show) (1965), McHale’s Navy (1964), 12 O’Clock High (TV Show) (1964), Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Show) (1963), Mr. Novak (TV Show) (1963), Combat! (TV Show) (1962), McHale’s Navy (TV Show) (1962), Dr. Kildare (TV Show) (1961).