On this day: January 30

Published: Jan 29 2013 01:26:37 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 30 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

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OTD January 30 - Patty Andrews
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2013: Singer Patty Andrews (middle), the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio, dies of natural causes at age 94 in Los Angeles, California. The Andrews Sisters, which also included her sisters LaVerne (top) and Maxene (bottom), were best known for their 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." They recorded more than 400 songs and sold over 80 million records until LaVerne's death in 1967.

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