The last living sister from the Andrews Sisters musical group, which was a popular act during World War II, died today at 94 . Patty Andrews was the youngest of the Andrews Sisters and the lead singer for the trio that sang to the troops in the 1940s. They topped the charts with songs like, “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” according to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013.
Patty Andrews announced the end of World War II to the troops while performing with her sisters at a concert in Italy in 1945. The Andrews Sisters were one of the most successful female recording artists in pop history.
While you may be too young to recognize the Andrews Sisters by name, you’ve certainly heard their big hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “Rum and Coca Cola.” These songs played on radios in homes across the nation and put the Andrews Sisters at the top of the music charts during their era.
Patty was the Andrews Sister’s lead singer, the trio of siblings started singing publicly together in 1932, when Patty was only 14-years-old.