One of America's musical icons, Grammy-Award winner Patti Page, has died at a nursing home in Encinitas according to her personal manager.
In her seven-decade recording career, Page sold more than 100 million records making her one of the most successful female recording artists.
Page performed all over the world and was often asked to sing her biggest-selling record, "The Tennessee Waltz" which she recorded in 1951.
Others know her as the voice behind the recording "(How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window."
Page, whose real name was Clara Ann Fowler, died Tuesday night at the age of 85 according to staffers at the Seacrest Village nursing home in Encinitas.
The singer called Rancho Santa Fe her home for the last four decades.
She was set to be honored with a life-time achievement award at the Grammys in February.
I'm shocked that she died January first. I didn't know about her death and yesterday i happened to listen to her beautiful performance of the song "Old Cape Cod". Her voice was beautiful and warm. God rest her soul. She was undeniably a singer. She had the voice and she knew how to use it.
[quote]I've been listening to her Christmas album all this season... it's truly lovely.
I don't have her album but have singles of her singing "Santo Natale" and "Christmas Choir." Peggy Lee has some nice Christmas songs, too.
She was quite good in Elmer Gantry....a film you all have to see. It is a very prescient film.
Regarding Patti, an off-Broadway show about her just opened last week!
The off-Broadway show about Patti Page was a limited engagement. It closed on Sunday, just two days before she died. Too bad. If it was still open, I might make an effort to see the show now.
I hope TCM shows "Dondi" in her honor. "Goshers miss lady-buddy!"
Guy Pearce mouthed her words to "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" in Priscilla beautifully.
I get her mixed up with Anne Murray
One of the greatest pop singers of the 50s and beyond - who can forget her recording of the title song to "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" ??
Heaven has a new angel. I have been a fan since 1948 and shall miss her but shall continue listening to her numerous CDs. I just adore her songs Butterflies and I Wanna Go Skating With Willie. I remember back in 1950 when she first reacched number one on the Billboard charts with All My Love.
Alas, she has left us for heaven: I hope.
please, The Singing Rage was not about anger but that she was the most popular female singer of her era, hence THE SINGING RAGE, person friend
Gene you are very sweet and positive despite your doubts.
Kisses to you.
Yes Patti Page was a gifted, amazing singer. I love 'Butterflies' too.
I've never heard the word rage substituted for popular. Is it an obsolete slang term? I'm not doubting you I just think it's very strange.
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Patti didn't die in a nursing home, Seacrest Village is an upscale retirement community.
r31, when referring to a previous post type R plus the message number. Using #27 won't allow us to see the message your mentioning. Thanks :)
R32, it's a retirement community with assisted living facilities as well as a nursing home community. This is typical of most "retirement" communities these days. They have different levels of care that residents can move into as required.
This thriving beach community in north San Diego County offers lots of sunshine, ocean breezes and swaying palms. Just minutes from Moonlight Beach, Seacrest Village in Encinitas is in a comprehensive retirement community with four levels of care.
Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation/Long Term Care