Rest in Peace: Patty Andrews, 1918-2013, of The Andrews Sisters

Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters died Wednesday evening at age 94. She was the youngest and last surviving member of the pop trio who were especially popular during the World War II years. She was predeceased by sisters LaVerne in 1967 and Maxene in 1995.

With Patty lead singer and Maxene and LaVerne harmonizing high and low the sisters had their first break when signed by Decca Records in 1937. Their first big hit was 1938's "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön." The Andrews Sisters were on their way to a recording career that saw them go gold 19 times and sell what's estimated to be between 75-100 million records.

The Andrews Sisters appeared as themselves and performed in 13 musicals for Universal Pictures between 1940 and 1945, including three Abbott and Costello features. They also appeared in Warner Brothers' Hollywood Canteen (1944) and Road to Rio (1947) with Hope and Crosby at Paramount.

For more on the life and career of Patty Andrews please see obituaries posted at The New York Times, USA Today and a host of other websites reporting the news.

The Andrews Sisters in person 1942 St Louis area bus pass

This St. Louis area bus pass dated the week of November 15-21, 1942 advertises The Andrews Sisters in person.

The Andrews Sisters in What's Cookin Movie Theater Program

A 1942 Movie House Program featuring The Andrews Sisters in WHAT'S COOKIN'

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