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Also Known As: Laverne Sophie Andrews Died: May 8, 1967
Born: July 6, 1911 Cause of Death: Cancer
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: singer, actor

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1.
 Entertaining the Troops (1989) Herself
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Played piano accompaniment for silent film showings at Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN in exchange for free dancing lessons for herself and sisters
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With siblings Maxene and Patty, formed singing trio The Andrews Sisters
1937:
Family moved to NYC; The Andrews Sisters first came to national attention with their radio broadcasts and No. 1 song "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön"
1938:
Released George Gershwin penned "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
1939:
Trio entertained Allied forces during World War II; performed all over U.S., Africa, and Italy
1940:
With sisters, made feature film debut in musical comedy "Argentine Nights"
1941:
The Andrews Sisters released signature hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; song first appeared in Abbott and Costello film "Buck Privates"
1942:
Group had another hit with "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)"
1943:
Recorded "Pistol Packin' Mama," the first of many hit duets with Bing Crosby
1944:
Hosted radio shows on ABC and CBS
1947:
The Andrews Sisters appeared in "Road to Rio" alongside Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour
1951:
Sister Patty left The Andrews Sisters to join another group; with Maxene, continued act as a duo
1956:
Sisters reunited and signed recording contract with Capitol Records
1962:
Signed with Dot Records
1966:
Original trio made final appearance on "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC)
1967:
Lost year-long bout with cancer; replaced by singer Joyce DeYoung
1972:
Bette Midler recorded cover version of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," which reached No. 8 on <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100
1987:
The Andrews Sisters received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1998:
Trio inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame
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husband:
Louis A Rogers. Survived her.

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