Patti Page, singer of Tennessee Waltz, dies aged 85

Thursday, 03 January 2013 - 8:27



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.