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The Andrews Sisters

I love these gals. I think they were just incredibly talented and such consumate entertainers.%0D %0D Is it really true that one of them was a lesbian? If anyone knows any real information, I'd love to hear it.

by Anonymousreply 6002/22/2013

No one?

by Anonymousreply 107/16/2010

But which one was in the middle?

by Anonymousreply 207/16/2010

Which one was the Toni twin?

by Anonymousreply 307/16/2010

It's said that, on sight, servicemen often mistook them for a drag act.

by Anonymousreply 407/16/2010


by Anonymousreply 507/16/2010

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?

by Anonymousreply 607/16/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 707/16/2010

OP I know who you mean. They're great.

by Anonymousreply 807/16/2010

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 %0D I think Maxene was single. Patty was married to Marty Melcher, before he started going after Doris Day. What a rat fink.

by Anonymousreply 907/16/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1007/16/2010

[italic]No one?[/italic]%0D %0D Most of us are under 85, OP.%0D %0D I'm shocked someone your age can operate a computer, let alone tap out coherent thoughts on a keyboard. Good for you!

by Anonymousreply 1107/16/2010

And yes, they did start out imitating the Boswell Sisters, but lots of girls did.

by Anonymousreply 1207/16/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1307/16/2010

Thank you R10. R11, get a clue and get a hold of some of their stuff. Learn and feel the joy.

by Anonymousreply 1407/16/2010

Um, 13? Hon, I think that battle was fought and lost long, long ago.

by Anonymousreply 1507/16/2010

The Andrews Sisters were pretty darn great, but the Boswell Sisters rule now and forever.%0D %0D At the link, "It's the Girl."

by Anonymousreply 1607/16/2010

I'm not the OP, r11, but I'm a 29-year-old who bought an "Andrews Sisters" CD when he was 14.

by Anonymousreply 1707/16/2010

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?

by Anonymousreply 1807/16/2010

>>>Never heard any rumors


by Anonymousreply 1907/16/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2007/16/2010

r20, what is a Three X Sisters?

by Anonymousreply 2107/16/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2207/17/2010

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 %0D Also in the cast of Over Here! were the VERY young John Travolta, Treat Williams, Marilu Henner and Ann Reinking.

by Anonymousreply 2307/17/2010

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

by Anonymousreply 2407/17/2010

Bump for more.

by Anonymousreply 2507/17/2010

they ALL looked like diesel dykes to me.

by Anonymousreply 2607/17/2010

r24, Junice!!!

by Anonymousreply 2707/17/2010

One of them dated a mobster. At least, I think I remember that.

by Anonymousreply 2807/17/2010

The Andrews Sisters on The Dean Martin Show!

by Anonymousreply 2907/17/2010

R28, you're thinking of Phyllis Maguire of the Maguire Sisters.

by Anonymousreply 3007/17/2010

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 %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.

by Anonymousreply 3107/17/2010

The Three X Sisters sounds like a prototypical Kiss.

by Anonymousreply 3207/17/2010

foodleyakisaki bump

by Anonymousreply 3307/17/2010

R29, that poor dear in the middle has no idea what the lyrics are. (Or maybe what she's doing there at all.)%0D %0D Dean Martin made it look like anybody could do what he did. Genius.

by Anonymousreply 3407/17/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3505/27/2012

Their mother was cheap.

by Anonymousreply 3605/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3705/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3805/27/2012

Bette Midler revived them

by Anonymousreply 3905/27/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 4005/27/2012

Oh dear

by Anonymousreply 4105/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4205/28/2012

[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!!!!"

by Anonymousreply 4305/28/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 4405/28/2012

Maxine was the lezzy, and let me tell you , she could suck your box till your nose bled.

by Anonymousreply 4505/28/2012

On a related topic could someone start a " Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightengale" thread ? I've got some juicy gossip.

by Anonymousreply 4605/28/2012

Patty is still alive.

by Anonymousreply 4705/28/2012


by Anonymousreply 4806/08/2012

Andrews Sisters hip-hop

by Anonymousreply 4906/08/2012

Patty Andrews R.I.P.

by Anonymousreply 5001/31/2013

50 posts and no mention of the Puppini Sisters?

by Anonymousreply 5101/31/2013

I thought that Phyllis was the one in the middle. Didn't she live with some Las Vegas mafia guy?

by Anonymousreply 5201/31/2013

Bitches got nothing on us! Solid!

by Anonymousreply 5302/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 5402/01/2013

Hilarious, r54. W&W!

by Anonymousreply 5502/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5602/01/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 5702/21/2013

Maxene love bump

by Anonymousreply 5802/22/2013

Two Bozzies stood, Connee sat. She was in a wheelchair.

by Anonymousreply 5902/22/2013

[R51]: Why not just mention them? Are you just too aghast that no one is as cool and edgy as you are?

by Anonymousreply 6002/22/2013
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