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Patty Andrews Obituary

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013


Patty Andrews dies at 94; Andrews Sisters’ last surviving member




The lead singer of the group that entertained U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II dies at her home in Northridge. She announced the war’s end in 1945 to troops at a concert in Italy.


By Rebecca Trounson
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2013


They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Rum and Coca Cola” that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to the very top of the pop charts.


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