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