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Patty Andrews, Last of the Andrews Sisters, Dies at 94

Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters who became international stars during World War II, has died.

A family spokesman says she died Wednesday in Los Angeles of natural causes at age 94.

The daughter of a Greek father and Norwegian mother, Patty, along with her sisters Maxene and LaVerne, began singing professionally in the 1930s with bandleaders Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.

Their popularity exploded during World War II. Their hits, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Apple Blossom Time," and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," became a soundtrack of the war and reminded U.S. soldiers and their allies of home.

The sisters toured army camps in Europe and Africa, had their own network radio show, and appeared in more than a dozen films.

The act broke up in 1967 with the death of LaVerne Andrews, but not before the trio sold more than 75 million records.

Patty Andrews continued to perform both solo and with her sister Maxene, who died in 1995.

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