Patty Andrews, singer with the classic 1940's vocal group the Andrews Sisters, has died at the age of 94. Patty and her sisters were known for their air-tight three part harmonies and patriotic anthems that became one of the defining sounds of World War II era America.
The last remaining sister died of natural causes at her longtime home in Northridge, California, according to her attorney. Though she and her sisters eventually fell out after years of stifling work conditions, the three experienced several historic moments, including announcing the end of the war to troops in Italy during a U.S.O. show:
"At first there was dead silence," sister Maxene told The Times. "Then Patty repeated the message. 'This is really true,' she told them, and then she started to cry. Suddenly there was a roar. They knew they would be going home, and they did."
by RTT Staff Writer
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