Patty Andrews

February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013

Along with big sisters LaVerne and Maxene, Patty Andrews was one of the most recognizable and famous swing and boogie-woogie performers of all time. The Andrews Sisters were enormously popular during World War II when they performed for the U.S. Troops at home and abroad. They racked up hits like “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and appeared in more than a dozen films at the height of their career. Their classic harmonies inspired countless performers that followed. They worked with all the classic Big Band outfits from Tommy Dorsey to Benny Goodman and everyone in between. As with any musical group (or family, for that matter) there were fights, squabbles, law suits, suicide attempts and – naturally – reunions. Throughout everything, Patty tended to have more success than the others outside the group. She also enjoyed a long career on the stage and as a guest star on various television shows later in life. LaVerne died in 1967 and Patty and Maxene were on-again-off-again in the estrangement department for most of the rest of their lives. Maxene died in 1995 of a heart attack and Patty lived to the age of 94 before dying of natural causes.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

In the Garden of Serenity section at the south end of the park (with the fountains);  The walls surrounding this section have wall niches for cremated remains. You’ll find Patty’s niche on the short west-facing wall of the northern section on the bottom row.

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