The singing trio sold over 80 million records
Patty Andrews, the last remaining member of The Andrews Sisters singing trio, has died at the age of 94.
Patty – who was the youngest of the sisters – passed away yesterday (January 30) at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, reports AP.
Patty, LaVerne and Maxene Andrews sold over 80 million records over the course of their career, starting in the 1920s and singing and touring until 1967, when LaVerne died of cancer. Maxene passed away in 1995.
The sisters were born in Minnesota but eventually settled in California. They became globally famous during the Second World War, entertaining the troops with close harmony hits such as ‘The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘Bei Mir Bist Du Schön’ and ‘Rum and Coca-Cola’.
Click above to watch the trio performing ‘The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ in the 1941 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film Buck Privates.
The sisters made a number of Hollywood movies, also appearing in 1947’s The Road To Rio, alongside Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
Said Patty in 1971: “There were just three girls in the family. LaVerne had a very low voice. Maxene’s was kind of high, and I was between. It was like God had given us voices to fit our parts.”
Patty Andrews is survived by her foster daughter, Pam DuBois, a niece and several cousins.