Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of 1940s boogie woogie act The Andrews Sisters, died of natural causes at her home in suburban Los Angeles yesterday. She was 94. Via Yahoo!:
Patty was the Andrews in the middle, the lead singer and chief clown, whose raucous jitterbugging delighted American servicemen abroad and audiences at home.
She could also deliver sentimental ballads like “I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time” with a sincerity that caused hardened GIs far from home to weep.
The Andrews Sisters were best known for their hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B,” and had more than 50 singles hit the Top 40 between 1937 – 1951.