31 Jan 2013

Last member of Andrews Sisters dies

9:56 pm on 31 January 2013

The last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters, a hugely popular singing trio of the 1940s and 50s - has died in California at the age of 94.

Patty Andrews was the youngest of the sisters whose hits included Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.

The Andrews Sisters sold more than 75 million records and sang with some of the top bands of the era, including those led by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

They also appeared in 16 films, the BBC reports.

LaVerne Andrews died of cancer in 1967 and Maxene Andrews in 1995 after suffering a heart attack.