Patty Andrews last remaining ‘Andrews Sister’ Member Dies
Patty Andrews, the last remaining member of the WWII trio, has died.
Patty, 94, died of natural causes today at her home in Northride, California. The sisters, who rose to fame when their single, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” blew-up in 1941, spent years traveling with the USO and were a face of the war. According to their website, the Andrews Sisters recorded more than 700 songs and sold upwards of 90 million records. LaVerne died of cancer in 1967 at the age of 55 and 79 in 1995.
I’m sure there are some WWII GI’s today that have a heavy heart….for the women that were the face of the USO tours, it’s the end of an era.
Written by Sarah on January 30th, 2013 | Tagged as: Popular Culture