Singer Patty Andrews Dies at 94!

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Singer Patty Andrews of the famed “Andrews Sisters” has passed away sadly at the age of 94! Patty Andrews (1918-2013) died at her home in California due to natural causes.

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Patty, along with her sisters LaVerne and Maxine (who predeceased Patty), were popular singers in the ’30s and ’40s. They even made appearances as themselves in films such as “Buck Privates” and “In the Navy”, both starring the comedic duo of Abbott and Costello.

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There also is a connection between them and Disney animation. They sang the “Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet” and “Little Toot” segments from Disney’s “Make Mine Music” and “Melody Time”, respectively!

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In the end, many old-timers and young folk are sure to mourn the loss of the last of the Andrews Sisters!

Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #8: Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet

Next up is Disney’s 8th feature and 3rd package film, “Make Mine Music”. Released in 1946, the film is somewhat like “Fantasia” in that it’s a collection of unrelated shorts set to music. This time, most of the music is actually lyrical and popular (for the time, at least). And like I’ve said before, I actually prefer this film over “Fantasia”.

ANYWAY, this film is composed of 10 segments in its entirety. Continue reading “Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters #8: Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet”