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Patty Andrews: 10 Facts About the Youngest Andrews Sister
Posted By Patrick Kiger On February 1, 2013 @ 4:12 pm In Legacy | Comments Disabled
If you’re a boomer , the phrase “girl group ” probably brings to mind the Shangri-Las  or the Supremes  (though your children or grandchildren  might think of Destiny’s Child or TLC).
But decades before any of those acts ever recorded a single, your parents probably thrilled to the smooth, energetic harmonies of the Andrews Sisters : LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene (pictured from top to bottom in the photo on the right).
The Andrews Sisters sold by various accounts 75 million to 100 million records in the late 1930s and 1940s with hits such as “Rum and Coca Cola,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B)” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me).” Here they are performing that song in the 1941 Abbott and Costello film comedy Buck Privates.
Lead singer Patty Andrews, who was the youngest and last surviving member of the famed trio, died on Jan. 30 at age 94  in Los Angeles. Here are 10 intriguing facts about the greatest female singing trio of the first half of the 20th century:
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 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/The_Andrews_Sisters_1952.jpg
 boomer: http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/transitions/boomers_65/
 girl group: http://www.aarp.org/videos.id=1783830214001/
 Shangri-Las: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGQt6GY8nKA
 Supremes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izzKUoxL11E
 grandchildren: http://www.aarp.org/videos.id=1163628464001/
 Andrews Sisters: http://www.cmgww.com/music/andrews/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPJZTRqQ1Xw
 died on Jan. 30 at age 94: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/arts/music/patty-andrews-singer-with-the-andrews-sisters-dies-at-94.html
 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Means That You’re Grand): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vvo3MaFcxw
 Sammy Cahn: http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C5
 Lou Levy: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZKohAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ipoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2870,5015752&dq=andrews-sisters&hl=en
 Glenn Miller: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/arts-music/info-10-2010/tribute-bands.2.html
 offering to sing at a Harvard dance: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Oe4nAAAAIBAJ&sjid=p2kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6251,420608&dq=andrews-sisters&hl=en
 Los Angeles Times obituary: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-patty-andrews-20130131,0,4952137.story
 Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel: http://www.aarp.org/travel/destinations/info-01-2012/5-new-las-vegas-attractions.html
 Las Vegas Sun article: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/may/15/mob-ties/
 Associated Press account: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RqxFAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FL0MAAAAIBAJ&pg=2977,3915001&dq=andrews-sisters&hl=en
 H. Arlo Nimmo: http://books.google.com/books?id=9mE2-RxDyZsC&pg=PA304&dq=%22Patty+Andrews%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6uoKUZK5G8aB0AHQlYDACA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Patty%20Andrews%22&f=false
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