Patti Page, singer of Tennessee Waltz, dies aged 85

Thursday, 03 January 2013 - 8:27

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American singer Patti Page, one of the most popular artists of the 1950s, has died at the age of 85.

 

She recorded four US number-one hits, including Tennessee Waltz and the novelty record (How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window.

 

She was to have been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at next month's Grammy ceremony.

 

Born Clara Ann Fowler into a poor family in 1928, she was discovered singing on local radio.