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Patty Andrews Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jan 30th, 2013
2013
Jan 30

OBITUARY

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

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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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2 Responses

  1. Anne Says:

    The Andrew sisters provided their fans with wonderful moments of joy , not to be forgotten as we jitterbugged and sang to the tunes of the 1940’s. Their performance on movies like’ Buck Privates’ was vintage Andrew Sister music…..Thanks for the memories, and may you RIP.

  2. jacktf Says:

    The Andrews Sisters were born in Mound, Minnesota. Their father was a Greek immigrant and their mother was a Norwegian. What a combination! But those three sisters from Minnesota certainly could sing! No one belted out boogie-woogie better. Somewhere I read that The Andrews Sisters charted 113 songs between 1938 and 1951. That was a lot of singin’ and a-swingin’ goin’ on!

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