Fantastic Foursome – A Memorable Movie Melody 

sandpiperFor our first Fantastic Foursome in more than a month we’re featuring a memorable song from a mostly forgettable movie, The Sandpiper, a 1965 tearjerker that starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor — one of eleven they made together.

But even if the movie wasn’t one for the ages, “The Shadow Of Your Smile” not only won an Oscar but also picked up a Grammy as Song of the Year. Written by Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster, it soon became a hit record for Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, and several others. It also became a familiar standard for lots of jazz musicians.

Below the video you can listen to four variations of the song, and vote for your favorite if you’d like to.


Andy WilliamsBarbra StreisandEarl KlughJohnny Mathis


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