I love these gals. I think they were just incredibly talented and such consumate entertainers.%0D\
Is it really true that one of them was a lesbian? If anyone knows any real information, I''d love to hear it.
But which one was in the middle?
Which one was the Toni twin?
It''s said that, on sight, servicemen often mistook them for a drag act.
The Boswell Sisters
Are you talking about Erin Andrews from ''Dancing With The Stars''? I never knew she had sisters, much less that they were entertainers. What happened to them?
Don''t be a moron. I''m sure the OP is referring to Julie Andrew who became the most well known of her sister act. The lesbian rumor about Julie is the result of a prank gone wrong involving Carol Burnette and Lady Bird Johnson.
Never heard any rumors, but if one of them was a lesbian, it would have been the "funny" one because that''s the way it was done in those days.%0D\
I think Maxene was single. Patty was married to Marty Melcher, before he started going after Doris Day. What a rat fink.
A few years ago one of the tabloids ran a story saying that one of the conflicts between Patty and Maxene was that Maxene was a lesbian. Apparently she was married briefly in the fifties and adopted a couple kids, but at the time of her death she was estranged from her children and left most of her estate to her female manager, whom she had adopted as a daugther at some point.
Most of us are under 85, OP.%0D\
I''m shocked someone your age can operate a computer, let alone tap out coherent thoughts on a keyboard. Good for you!
And yes, they did start out imitating the Boswell Sisters, but lots of girls did.
The Boswell Sisters had a more indie vibe, but they were very influential. We wouldn''t be caught dead listening to an Andrews Sisters record. They were such sell-outs.
Thank you R10. R11, get a clue and get a hold of some of their stuff. Learn and feel the joy.
Um, 13? Hon, I think that battle was fought and lost long, long ago.
The Andrews Sisters were pretty darn great, but the Boswell Sisters rule now and forever.%0D\
At the link, "It''s the Girl."
I''m not the OP, r11, but I''m a 29-year-old who bought an "Andrews Sisters" CD when he was 14.
r10 has it right. Maxene was the lesbian. There was a 17-year-old feud with Patty that she was trying to resolve.\
Which gay bar in Minneapolis was once owned by the parents of the Andrews sisters and operated as a deli or something? Is it the Gay 90s?
>>>Never heard any rumors\
HOW OLD ARE YOU???
Our family was a Three X Sisters family. My sisters and I(a gay boy) would go trick or treating with our Three X Sisters face masks on.
r20, what is a Three X Sisters?
They were a jazz trio contemporary of the Boswell''s who had the gimmick of wearing eye masks. They were fabulous, but would''ve had greater success if media were more visual at the time.
I''ll always remember seeing them in the Broadway show Over Here! though LaVerne had already died. Part of the premise of the show was about them looking for the girl with the perfect voice who could complete their 3 part harmony. Was the Patty/Maxene feud before or after they did the show?%0D\
Also in the cast of Over Here! were the VERY young John Travolta, Treat Williams, Marilu Henner and Ann Reinking.
I found a dead dog and I put it in a wheelbarrow then I pushed the wheelbarrow home and then I took the dog out and put the dog in my panties then I cooked it is that bad lala la la dee la la
Bump for more.
they ALL looked like diesel dykes to me.
One of them dated a mobster. At least, I think I remember that.
R28, you''re thinking of Phyllis Maguire of the Maguire Sisters.
Time has certainly passed them by in that Dean Martin clip. Each looks like they she''s bouncing off the others in a vain attempt to break free. %0D\
They were fabulous in their heyday even if they were always a bot of a joke. They were one of the first acts to use an electric guitar. A lot of what they were doing in the late 40s is an anticipatory, primitive form of Rock-n-Roll.
The Three X Sisters sounds like a prototypical Kiss.
R29, that poor dear in the middle has no idea what the lyrics are. (Or maybe what she''s doing there at all.)%0D\
Dean Martin made it look like anybody could do what he did. Genius.
Bump to a really old thread for a Youtube video of their performance on the Tony Awards for "Over Here." The first number is "Charlies Place", which, alas, made a star of Ann Reinking. You'll also see Treat Williams, John Travolta and Marilu Henner. The sisters are in the second number and it's weird to see that Maxene certainly appears to hate Patty. They're both trying so hard to upstage the other that it's hilarious.
Their mother was cheap.
I'm not an elder gay and I have about 100 songs of theirs on my Ipod. They've sold more records than the Beatles. I like the Boswell Sisters too. The best Boswell Sister's song is Minnie the Moocher's Wedding day.
After reading some of these posts, I fear for history, cultural, or otherwise. If someone hasn't heard of someone, or somthing - they're bored. Move on. Growing up, if I didn't know something, I'd ask my parents, and they would always tell me to go online, and look it/them up.
So I did. Thats how you learn. I thnk now, people have no intellectual curiousity, if it doesn't involve something of their own time, or era. That just shows their ignorance. No wonder American's are considered so stupid.
Nat King Cole died 20 years before I was born - but I love his voice, and read up on his life. So many of you don't seem to care unless it's about GaGa, or Kesha. A lot of amazing artists, and music, came before any of us were born, and you don't seem to care. Check out The Mills Bros., Billie Holliday, Glenn Miller . You may find the sound we hear now, evolved from all that came before.
Bette Midler revived them
They were no Jo Stafford or Dinah Shore.
Unlike those two who had talent. The Andrews Sisters got where they were by lez lovin' and sleeping with anyone they could
I knew Maxene Andrews pretty well for a number of years, then we just grew apart. Yes, she was a lesbian. Of course, I knoew ger girlfriend, too. Both very nice, kind and generous.
[quote]I'm a 29-year-old who bought an "Andrews Sisters" CD when he was 14.
Finally, a proper place to exclaim "That's so gay!!!!"
r40 what was the point of your post? Why don't you just start a thread on Jo Stafford? GAWD!... r42, could you share more please?
Maxine was the lezzy, and let me tell you , she could suck your box till your nose bled.
On a related topic could someone start a " Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightengale" thread ? I've got some juicy gossip.
The Boswells stood in front of a microphone. The Andrews Sisters danced while they sang, and goofed around during the numbers. They were a lot more fun than the Bozzies.
I always felt that about Maxene since she was married once in the 1940s and after divorcing, never remarried. Coincidentally this week, I spoke with a man in San Francisco who upon my mentioning in casual conversation that "the last of the Andrews Sisters (Patty) died last week," he said, "I actually met one of them years ago in Seattle." He then said that she was with two women, one of whom seemed more than a friend. He said the chemistry seemed to suggest they were together. I was curious so Googled "Maxene Andrews lesbian" and a few articles came up. It's not important, just interesting as I wonder how she dealt with this at a time this "didn't exist," at least in people's consciousness. What really is important is that she was perhaps the nicest of the girls and that she perhaps got the shaft from Patty due to her husband, who was quite possessive and created a divide between Patty, the other sisters, her family and her friends. What Bob Hope said about Maxene Andrews will always stick in my mind about her - "She was more than part of The Andrews Sisters, much more than a singer. She was a warm and wonderful lady who shared her talent and wisdom with others."
Maxene love bump
Two Bozzies stood, Connee sat. She was in a wheelchair.
[R51]: Why not just mention them? Are you just too aghast that no one is as cool and edgy as you are?