Singer Patti Page Dies
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/02/2013|
OH MY GOD!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I LOVED HER. NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/02/2013|
Is there NOTHING that man is not involved with?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/02/2013|
Shrieking eldergay you are a sweetheart. I kiss your tender cheeks. I think more people who love music should discover Patti Page. She had a poetry in her voice without overdoing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/02/2013|
RIP Ms. Page, the world has lost a truly wonderful singer and American legend.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/02/2013|
Weird. I've been listening to her Christmas album all this season... it's truly lovely. RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/02/2013|
We'll be doing the Tennessee Waltz at her funeral.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/02/2013|
With My Eyes Wide Open - Patti Page
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/02/2013|
Groove Armada famously sampled "Old Cape Cod" for "At The River."
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/02/2013|
Guys, everyone who posted for this thread, you have a really good taste in music and you are romantic at heart.
Bon Voyage Miss Patti Page
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/02/2013|
Why had the Grammys waited so long to honor Patti Page? It was planned for in February 2013? Seems like it should have happened years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/02/2013|
That's lovely, r9. But I prefer The Patti Page Quartet.
Just a lovely singer. Sounds like she had a good, satisfying life.
(Did anybody here see "Flipside"? I went twice)
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/02/2013|
My grandmother loved Patti Page.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/02/2013|
She was The Singing Rage.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/02/2013|
I'm watching the video for "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" in her honor.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/02/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/02/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/02/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/02/2013|
I hope TCM shows "Dondi" in her honor. "Goshers miss lady-buddy!"
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/02/2013|
Guy Pearce mouthed her words to "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" in Priscilla beautifully.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/02/2013|
I get her mixed up with Anne Murray
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/02/2013|
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" ??
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/02/2013|
I've spent much of the day listening to her hits on YouTube expecting something completely different than what I'm hearing. Where are the angry songs that had her dubbed Singing Rage?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/03/2013|
Trivia: the voice of the arf-arf dog is believed to be 20/20 host Hugh Downs.
The song will always bring this image to mind for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/03/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/04/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/04/2013|
#27 = Joan Crawford, writing on her trademark blue stationary
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/04/2013|
Patti didn't die in a nursing home, Seacrest Village is an upscale retirement community.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/04/2013|
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 :)
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/04/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/04/2013|