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
Left The Andrews Sisters to join another group; husband acted as her agent
Reunited with sisters; group 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
Earned rave reviews for performance in stage musical "Victory Canteen"
Bette Midler recorded cover version of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," which reached No. 8 on <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100
Co-starred with sister Maxene in Broadway hit "Over Here!"
Re-emerged in late 1970s as regular panelist on "The Gong Show" (NBC)
Launched solo music career
Made final TV appearance on "The Merv Griffin Show"
Briefly reunited with sister Maxene when they received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
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