Thursday, January 31, 2013
RIP Patty Andrews
The last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters has past away. She died of natural causes at her home in Northridge, California at the age of 94. For those of you under 30, The Andrews Sisters were kind of a big deal in the 1930's & 40's. They were Rockstars of the era. Patty was the youngest and also the on stage personality of the trio.
Just look at the names of people they worked with: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Woody Herman, Guy Lombardo, Desi Arnaz, Russ Morgan, Dick Haymes, Carmen Miranda, Danny Kaye, Abbott & Costello, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante and Red Foley. Impressive.
The names of people they influenced is to too long to list and continues to grow even today as they were included in the soundtrack of the recent video game Mafia II.