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

Los Angeles Times, by Rebecca Trounson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/30/2013 6:55:48 PM

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. One of the most successful female recording groups in pop history, the sisters — LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews — became a beloved American institution, lifting the nation´s spirits during a conflict whose outcome seemed often in doubt. When the war ended in 1945,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/30/2013 7:00:50 PM     (No. 9149384)

What lovely, classy, and patriotic ladies.

They created their own unique sound - - and we all benefited from it.

RIP - - Patty, Maxene, and Laverne.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 1/30/2013 7:13:51 PM     (No. 9149398)

An icon of WWII. R.I.P. Patty - your music was stellar.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: okiecat, 1/30/2013 8:09:49 PM     (No. 9149458)

I just got my husband the newly released Abott & Costello movies on DVD. Last weekend we watched "Buck Privates" and "In the Navy," both featuring the Andrews Sisters. They were a hoot! God bless and keep them all safe with Him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/30/2013 8:17:09 PM     (No. 9149467)

When I received my very first I-pod, the very first song I put on it was "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by the Andrews Sisters- it´s by far one of my favorites. God bless these wonderful kids (they will forever be kids to me)They were such a fine example of clean, wholesome youth.

They made the company jump!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: altoona, 1/30/2013 9:04:38 PM     (No. 9149519)

Before my time, but I love their sound. Loved their vibe. Such great American girls.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/30/2013 9:05:22 PM     (No. 9149520)

My husband is in mourning....he loves all the old time singers.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ricktutt, 1/30/2013 9:16:46 PM     (No. 9149530)

Rest in peace! The finest generation. Class, something we have lost as a nation.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/30/2013 9:22:53 PM     (No. 9149536)

We live in a world of wonders. The device I am writing this on has two Andrews Sisters songs I can play anytime. I just watched them perform "Don´t Sit Under The Apple Tree" with the Harry James Orchestra. A hundred years from now, in a world we can hardly begin to imagine, a young boy will hear Patty Andrews sing for the first time, and he´ll smile.

Because some wonders never cease.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Gloating, 1/30/2013 9:38:45 PM     (No. 9149557)

Will the Oscars do a tribute? Don´t hold your breath. Loved the Andews sisters and they were way before my time. RIP.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ginadee, 1/30/2013 10:40:12 PM     (No. 9149614)

I am old enough to remember them. I thought they were great then and still do.
Rest in peace, girls. You did your county proud.

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