Maxene Andrews

Singer, Actor, College instructor
Born: 01/03/1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Hollywood Walk of Fame 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember Pearl Harbor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Those Fabulous 40's 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

World War II: A Personal Journey 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The All Night Strut! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertaining the Troops 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Road to Rio 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Buck Privates 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Argentine Nights (Movie)

Maxene (Actor)

Hold That Ghost (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

In the Navy (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Relationships

Patty Andrews Actor

Sister
Born Feb. 19, 1918; co-founded The Andrews Sisters Died Jan. 30, 2013

LaVerne Andrews Actor

Sister
Born July 6, 1911; co-founded The Andrews Sisters Died May 8, 1967

Aleda Hunt

Daughter
Adopted

Lou Levy Music

Husband
Levy managed The Andrews sisters 1937-51 Married 1941 Divorced 1950

Peter Levy

Son
Adopted

Steve Sharpe

Son
Foster child

Lynda Wells

Daughter
Maxene adopted longtime manager before her 1995 death

Milestones

1998

The Andrews Sisters inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame

1995

Patty became sole surviving member of The Andrews Sisters after Maxene died of a heart attack

1987

Briefly reunited with sister Patty when they received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

1985

Released solo album Maxene: An Andrews Sister

1982

Suffered heart attack while performing in Illinois; underwent quadruple bypass surgery and survived

1979

Launched successful solo cabaret act

1974

Co-starred with sister Patty in Broadway hit "Over Here!"

1972

Bette Midler recorded cover version of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," which reached No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100

1968

Left group to teach; named Dean of Women at Tahoe Paradise College

1967

Eldest sister LaVerne died after year-long bout with cancer and replaced by singer Joyce DeYoung

1966

Original trio made final appearance on "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC)

1962

Group signed with Dot Records

1956

Group reunited and signed recording contract with Capitol Records

1951

Sister Patty left The Andrews Sisters to join another group; with LaVerne, continued act as duo

1947

The Andrews Sisters appeared in "Road to Rio" alongside Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour

1943

Hosted radio shows on ABC and CBS

1942

Recorded "Pistol Packin' Mama," the first of many hit duets with Bing Crosby

1941

Group had another hit with "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)"

1940

The Andrews Sisters released signature hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; song first appeared in Abbott and Costello film "Buck Privates"

1940

With sisters, made feature film debut in musical comedy "Argentine Nights"

1939

Trio entertained Allied forces during World War II; performed all over U.S., Africa, and Italy

1938

Released George Gershwin penned "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

1937

Family moved to NYC; The Andrews Sisters first came to national attention with their radio broadcasts and No. 1 song "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön"

With siblings LaVerne and Patty, formed singing trio The Andrews Sisters

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