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#1 Death Watch Beatle

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:01 AM

The Andrews Sisters cropped-up today in a job I was doing at work. A quick flick through the internet and Hey-Presto - Patty is still going, aged 86. Trouble is, I can't seem to get any info on her health. Can anyone help out?

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:50 AM

Someone's picked her in the DDP, but I've heard nothing about her state of health.

Anyway, what the hell is this job of yours that involves the Andrews Sisters?? ;)
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 11:15 AM

Today, I'll mostly be working on a music catalogue. Been writing down some likely candidates from the 50s and 60s, but most seem to have pegged-out without letting me know. I got quite excited about Peggy Lee (surely I can't be the first?) when a website told me she was confined to a wheelchair. What that particular site failed to tell me was she was confined to a box in 2002. A couple of others I have noted for further investigation are Fats Domino and Andy Williams. All information on these or other pop past-its welcome.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:18 PM

I see...well, a quick trawl through this year's DDP entries reveals a few musical possibles:

Captain Beefheart (63, reportedly in ill health)
Jack Bruce (ex-Cream, 61, has had cancer)
Jerry Goldsmith (composer, 75, has cancer)
Vera Lynn (87)
Humphrey Lyttleton (83, but still touring)
Mitch Miller (93)
Oscar Peterson (jazzman, 78)
Tommy Steele (67)
Luther Vandross (only 53, but was in a coma for a while last year)
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 01:25 PM

Given old jazz dudes seem to die with the regularity of Spinal Tap drummers it would seem good value to have at least one on any list. Not that I've heard of Oscar Peterson.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 11:25 PM

Missed one ....

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/0...ic.wright.reut/
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:57 PM

Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Maxene and Laverne, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930's when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the sisters scored their first big hit with 'Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen'. In addition to 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy', their best-known songs included 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree' and 'Rum and Coca Cola'. The trio officially broke up after the death of Laverne in 1967, when a suitable replacement could not be found.


She will be 88 next year

A sure canidate for 2006.. <_<

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:06 PM

Wasn't one of the Andrews sisters married to Billy Wright? And where does Eamon Andrews fit into all this?

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:49 AM

When did Maxene die?
There were three of us in the morgue so it was rather crowded

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 01:39 PM

Janeo , Ma><ine Andrews died in 1995 on holiday in Cape Cod MA aged 79


Guest , it was Joy Beverley from the Beverley Sisters that was married to Billy Wright ,

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 03:30 PM

Another guest, on May 23 2005, 02:39 PM, said:

Janeo , Ma><ine Andrews died in 1995 on holiday in Cape Cod MA aged 79


Guest , it was Joy Beverley from the Beverley Sisters that was married to Billy Wright ,
Thanx for the info.

Is Billy Wright still alive?
There were three of us in the morgue so it was rather crowded

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 03:33 PM

janeo, on May 23 2005, 04:30 PM, said:

Another guest, on May 23 2005, 02:39 PM, said:

Janeo , Ma><ine Andrews  died in 1995  on holiday in Cape  Cod  MA    aged 79


  Guest  ,    it was  Joy  Beverley  from the Beverley  Sisters that was married to  Billy  Wright  ,
Thanx for the info.

Is Billy Wright still alive?
And what about the Beverley Sisters ... are they singing in heaven?
There were three of us in the morgue so it was rather crowded

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 05:14 PM

Billy Wright is kicking footballs in heaven and has been since 1992

The Beverley Sisters are still with us

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:40 PM

LOL @ kicking footballs in heaven

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:56 PM

Banshees Scream, on May 22 2005, 07:57 PM, said:

The trio officially broke up after the death of Laverne in 1967, when a suitable replacement could not be found.

She will be 88 next year
I see. That should be an interesting accomplishment.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 04:17 PM

BrunoBrimley, on Jun 10 2005, 08:56 PM, said:

Banshees Scream, on May 22 2005, 07:57 PM, said:

The trio officially broke up after the death of Laverne in 1967, when a suitable replacement could not be found.

She will be 88 next year
I see. That should be an interesting accomplishment.
Well Bruno it would be even more of an accomplishment if
the dl got Mrs.Andrews on the 2006 deathlist and it would be a
even bigger accomplishment if she actually croaked. :(

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 06:56 PM

:huh: re: Patty Andrews
Patty and her husband of over 50 years, Walter Weschler, reside in Nrthridge, CA.
Patty is still active, enjoys telephone calls and lunching with close friends at favorite restaurants. She is actively interested in today's entertainment scene and new recordings of some of her songs by todays's stars such as Michael Feinstein. She is truly a "Living Legend"!, and a kind and thoughtful friend.
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 05:26 PM

Anyone know an email address for Patty Andrews? I'd like to confirm the following legend of my youth. Back in 69-70 I lived in Woodland Hills Calif in a house the prior owners claimed the Andrews sisters had built/remodeled and lived in for a while. I recall the fireplace included a custom made grate fashioned with a large "A" in the center front, and the garage was actually a recording studio, less the electronics. Thanks in advance for your help... ^_^

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 06:03 PM

desert heat, on Aug 17 2005, 05:26 PM, said:

Anyone know an email address for Patty Andrews?
Try this:

thelastsurvivingandrewssister@aol.com
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:37 AM

Have we given any further thought to this candidate? She's someone that I'm looking at for my 2006 DDP and, although I can't find any particular health problems, life expectencies tend to be (although clearly not infallibly so) genetic. If so, she's long overstayed her welcome.

Just thought I'd revive some other suggestions since we seem to debating the same handful of people, despite our approaching deadline. :lol:
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