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Patty Andrews

Singer/actress

Born - 18 February 1918, Mound, Minnesota, USA
Died - 30 January 2013

Youngest, lead singer and zaniest of The Andrews Sisters, a phenomenally successful singing group who sold 75 million records over a 20-year period and had worldwide hits with Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B. They were also given star billing in some minor musicals at Universal in the 1940s and did guest spots for other studios. Light-haired Patty, who died just a few days short of her 95th birthday, was always the one in the middle. The daughter of a Greek immigrant who changed his name from Andreos, she made her debut with her sisters in Argentine Nights (1940), and they remained a popular item throughout the war: Buck Privates/Rookies (1940), Hold That Ghost (1941), In the Navy (1941), Private Buckaroo (1942), Give Out, Sisters (1942), Always a Bridesmaid (1943), How's About It? (1943), Swingtime Johnny (1943), Hollywood Canteen (1944), Follow the Boys (1944), Moonlight and Cactus (1945) and Her Lucky Night (1945), among others. After the war, their harmonious sounds were heard more sporadically: Road to Rio (1947) and voices in the Disney cartoon Melody Time (1948). In her later years, Patty appeared solo as herself in The Phynx (1969) and The Gong Show Movie (1980).