Patti Page, renowned country and pop singer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the age of 85. Her memoir—This Is My Song—was published in 2009. The singer was known for such hits in the 1950s as How Much Is that Doggie in the Window?” and “Tennessee Waltz”.
She died at her home in Encinitas, Calif.
Through her memoir, she brings readers closer to knowing her as person as she wrote about a career that spanned more than 60 years. The musical icon sold more than 100 million records. In This Is My Song, Page tells of her journey “from her poor upbringing to her greatest challenges and successes as an artist and a woman.”
According to publisher Kathdan Books (Skip Press), the book “opens with Page at the pinnacle of her career, standing on stage at Carnegie Hall and planning for a sell-out show. As she reflects back on her life and career, Patti shares her most personal thoughts, fears and triumphs as she goes from a small town girl from Oklahoma to one of the biggest selling female recording artists in history.”
She is also known for recording the theme song to Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte, the 1964 movie that starred Bette Davis. In 1999, she won a Grammy for Live at Carnegie Hall, an album recorded in 1997, which celebrated her 50 years as a singer.