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 LaVerne, continued act as duo
Group reunited and signed recording contract with Capitol Records
Group signed with Dot Records
Original trio made final appearance on "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC)
Eldest sister LaVerne died after year-long bout with cancer and replaced by singer Joyce DeYoung
Left group to teach; named Dean of Women at Tahoe Paradise College
Bette Midler recorded cover version of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," which reached No. 8 on <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100
Co-starred with sister Patty in Broadway hit "Over Here!"
Launched successful solo cabaret act
Suffered heart attack while performing in Illinois; underwent quadruple bypass surgery and survived
Released solo album <i>Maxene: An Andrews Sister</i>
Briefly reunited with sister Patty when they received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Patty became sole surviving member of The Andrews Sisters after Maxene died of a heart attack
The Andrews Sisters inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame