Patty Andrews

 

 

Age: 94

 

Summary: last surviving member of the singing trio The Andrew Sisters whose popular music boosted U.S. morale on the battlefield and the homefront during World War II as she and her sisters Maxene (d. 1995) and LaVerne (d. 1967) hawked war bonds with tunes like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B and I Can Dream, Can't I? while they recorded with popular bands of the 1940's like Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Woody Herman, Guy Lombardo, Desi Arnaz, and Russ Morgan before their popularity led to a contract with Universal Pictures, where they made a dozen low-budget musical comedies from 1940 to 1944, but whose husband Walter Weschler drove a wedge between her and her sisters by demanding more money for himself and his wife as the trio's accompanist at the time.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: February 16, 1918

 

Died: January 30, 2013

 

Location: Northridge, California