Thursday, March 7, 2013

Patty Andrews Dies

From the January 31, 2013, Chicago Tribune.  The first part of the obituary appeared in yesterday's Down Da Road I Go Blog.

As I mentioned yesterday, they were a huge group during the war.

They began singing professionally in 1932 when Patty was just 14.  They had their first major success in 1938 with an English version of "Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen" which went to #1.

From 1938 to 1951, they had 19 gold records, dozens of top ten records and nearly 100 million in record sales.  They appeared as themselves in dozens of movies including Abbott and Costello's "Buck Privates" and "In the Navy."  Also, Bob Hope and Big Crosby's "Road to Rio" in 1947.

Patty was born in Minneapolis in 1918 and dropped out of junior high school to go on the road.


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