Patty Andrews, Last Member of Andrews Sisters Trio, Dies at 94, 1/30/13, WSJ - The last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters trio, Patty Andrews, passed away on Wednesday from natural causes, according to the Associated Press. She was 94 years old. The singer was a part of the trio of sisters that helped to raised the morale of U.S. troops during World War II by entertaining soldiers with songs like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and “I Can Dream, Can’t I? You can read more here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/01/31/patty-andrews-last-member-of-andrews-sisters-trio-dies-at-94/?mod=google_news_blog
Also fyi from Wikipedia: Eldest sister LaVerne died of cancer in 1967 after a long bout with the illness. Both surviving sisters had something of a comeback when Bette Midler recorded her own version of their song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" in 1972. Their most notable comeback, however, was in the Sherman Brothers' nostalgic World War II musical: Over Here! which premiered on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in 1974 to rave reviews. This was a follow-up to Patty's success in "Victory Canteen" a 1971 California revue.
Vintage ad courtesy of the late Marion Costello's Playbill collection. The Greatest Generation cover below from The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos.
SEE THE ANDREWS SISTERS HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGnIiGszOSQ
AND BETTE MIDLER'S VERSION of THE BOOGIE WOODIE BUGLE BOY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsrAJtXsRMc
You may also have an interest in THE WOMEN WHO SERVED, featuring many residents from the village. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627590122757/with/6166839198/