Andrews Sisters

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Andrews Sisters

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1920s - 1960s

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The Andrews Sisters were an American all-female singing group of three sisters: LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty. They were famous for their close harmony and vocal syncopation. The Andrews Sisters are considered the most famous female singing group of the first half of the 20th century, having sold an estimated 75 to 100 million records during their career.
The sisters made their breakthrough in the late 1930s with multiple issued recordings and live radio broadcast performances. They sang with a variety of other singers and bands of the era; they recorded almost fifty songs with Bing Crosby alone, half of which charted on Billboard. They also appeared in a number of Universal Pictures films in the early 1940s, at the height of their popularity.
The group officially disbanded in 1953 when youngest sister Patty decided to pursue a solo career. The sisters' relationships thereafter were often estranged, although they did continue to occasionally record together and go on reunion tours. After LaVerne's death in 1967, Maxene and Patty pursued separate careers before briefly reuniting for the Broadway show "Over Here!" in 1974. The year-long run was the last time any of the sisters performed together.

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Andrews, LaVerne, 1911 - 1967. (1911-07-06 - 1967-05-08)

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LC2008129501

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associative

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Andrews, Maxene, 1916 - 1995. (1916-01-03 - 1995-10-21)

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LC93074908

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associative

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Andrews, Patty, 1918 - 2013. (1918-02-16 - 2013-01-30)

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LC00068999

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associative

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Boswell Sisters (1920s - 1936)

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LC82024090

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temporal

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Boswell Sisters is the predecessor of Andrews Sisters

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Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 (1903-05-03 - 1977-10-14)

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LC50018853

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associative

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Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 is the associate of Andrews Sisters

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LC81133923

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