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Also Known As: Died: October 21, 1995
Born: January 3, 1916 Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: Music ...
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With siblings LaVerne 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 LaVerne, continued act as duo
1956:
Group reunited and signed recording contract with Capitol Records
1962:
Group signed with Dot Records
1966:
Original trio made final appearance on "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC)
1967:
Eldest sister LaVerne died after year-long bout with cancer and replaced by singer Joyce DeYoung
1968:
Left group to teach; named Dean of Women at Tahoe Paradise College
1972:
Bette Midler recorded cover version of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," which reached No. 8 on <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100
1974:
Co-starred with sister Patty in Broadway hit "Over Here!"
1979:
Launched successful solo cabaret act
1982:
Suffered heart attack while performing in Illinois; underwent quadruple bypass surgery and survived
1985:
Released solo album <i>Maxene: An Andrews Sister</i>
1987:
Briefly reunited with sister Patty when they received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1995:
Patty became sole surviving member of The Andrews Sisters after Maxene died of a heart attack
1998:
The Andrews Sisters inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame

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