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Claudine Georgette Longet was born in Paris, France on January 29, 1942. Although known as an actress and singer, her career still is overshadowed by being known as a former wife of Andy Williams as well as shooting boyfriend, ski legend Spider Sabich in 1976. After a number of roles in episodes of high profile TV programs such as Combat! (1962), Hogan's Heroes (1965), Dr. Kildare (1961), Mr. Novak (1963), and 12 O'Clock High (1964), Claudine landed the role of Michele Monet in the Blake Edwards film The Party (1968). As a recording artist, Claudine was signed by Herb Alpert 's A&M Records. She released a string of albums in the late 60s ("Claudine", "The Look of Love", "Love is Blue", "Colours", and "Run Wild, Run Free") covering songs from the Bee Gees and Donovan among others. She had four hits reach the US top 100 singles chart including "Love is Blue" and "Hello Hello". After switching to the Barnaby label, she released another two albums, "We've Only Just Begun" and "Let's Spend the Night Together". A third album, "Sugar Me", recorded in 1974, had to wait almost 20 years before it was finally released. Standout songs included the title track, a cover of the Lynsey de Paul hit, as well as "Guess Who I Saw in Paris" by Buffy Sainte-Marie .
Also in 1968, Longet issued her fourth album for A&M, Colours . After one final effort for the label, 1970's Run Wild, Run Free , she jumped to Williams ' new Barnaby imprint for We've Only Just Begun a year later -- an ironic title given that the couple's marriage had ended just months earlier, although she and their three children continued appearing on his annual television Christmas specials for years to follow. Let's Spend the Night Together , from 1972, was Longet 's final official release, although she recorded an album's worth of tracks for a proposed follow-up (finally assembled in 1993 under the title Sugar Me ).