The Andrews Sisters

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The Andrews Sisters
Andrews Sisters 1952
From top: LaVerne, Patty, Maxene
Background information
BornLaVerne: (1911-07-06)July 6, 1911
Maxene: (1916-01-03)January 3, 1916
Patty: (1918-02-16)February 16, 1918
Mound, Minnesota
OriginMound, Minnesota, United States
DiedLaVerne: May 8, 1967(1967-05-08) (aged 55), Los Angeles, California
Maxene: October 21, 1995(1995-10-21) (aged 79), Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Patty: January 30, 2013(2013-01-30) (aged 94), Los Angeles
GenresSwing, boogie-woogie
Years active1925–1951, 1956-1967

The Andrews Sisters were an American singing group in the 1930s, the 1940s and the 1950s. They were from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their names were LaVerne (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), Maxene (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995) and Patty Andrews (February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013). They broke up in 1967 after the death of LaVerne, but their music is still played over certain radio stations in the United States. The Andrews Sisters were notable for their song "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". That song was covered and recorded by multiple singers over the years.

Personal lives[change | change source]

The Andrews sisters were born in Minnesota, to a Greek father and Norwegian mother. They grew up in Minneapolis.

Maxene[change | change source]

Maxene was married to Jack Kapp from 1941 until his death in 1949.[1] They had two adopted children. Andrews died on October 21, 1995 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, from a heart attack, aged 79.

LaVerne[change | change source]

LaVerne was married to Louis A. Roger from 1948 until her death in 1967. Andrews died on May 8, 1967 in Brentwood, California from cancer, aged 56.[2]

Patty[change | change source]

Patty was married to Martin Melcher from 1947 until they divorced in 1950. Then she was married to Melvin W. Weschler from 1951 until his death in 2010. Patty was the last survivor of the group. She died on January 30, 2013 in her home in Northridge, California from natural causes, aged 94.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Los Angeles Times article February 4, 1940
  2. Los Angeles Times article May 9, 1967
  3. "Patty Andrews of the Andrew Sisters dies at 94". Los Angeles.CBS local news. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.

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