Last of the Andrews Sisters Dies

Farewell to Patty Andrews, 94


Singer Patty Andrews, 94, died on Wednesday at her home in Northridge, Calif. She was the last surviving member of the 1940s sibling supergroup The Andrews Sisters.

Patty and her sisters LaVerne and Maxene produced several hit songs, including "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and "I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time," which turned them into the sweethearts of U.S. troops serving overseas during World War Two.

The Andrews Sisters were the most successful female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century. One source lists 113 singles chart entries between 1938-1951, an average of more than eight per year.