Patty Andrews

D.O.B: Feb 16, 1918 | Mound, Minnestota

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Patty Andrews was born in Mound, Minnesota on 16 February 1918, the daughter of Peter Andreos (changed to Andrews upon arriving in the US) and Olga Sollie. Her real name was Patricia Marie.

Biography

Patty Andrews was born in Mound, Minnesota on 16 February 1918, the daughter of Peter Andreos (changed to Andrews upon arriving in the US) and Olga Sollie. Her real name was Patricia Marie. Her father was a Greek Catholic immigrant and her mother a Lutheran from Norway who ran the pure food café, a Greek café in Minneapolis which was located adjacent to the Orpheum Theater. Her sisters were Lavern Sophie born July 6, 1911, died 1967 (cancer); Maxene Angelyn born Jan. 3, 1916, died October 1995 of a heart attack while on vacation at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Peter Andrews did not think it honorable to have his daughters in show business and decided they should go back to school and become secretaries. Maxine was only four when she first appeared on her first radio broadcast in Minneapolis. By the time she was six she was entertaining at veterans hospitals, for the Mayor of Minneapolis and at Daughters of American Revolution luncheons. Laverne started the trio of sisters and they appeared in kiddie revues on local radio stations and at the Orpheum in their hometown of Minneapolis. It was there they were discovered by Larry Rich, who offered them a job with his traveling revue. Patty was only ten at the time. They began their career in New York city with Jack Belascos orchestra and later with Ted Mack making the Vaudeville circuit.