Skip to comments.Singer Patti Page Dies in Encinitas
Posted on 01/02/2013 10:27:49 AM PST by Borges
One of America's musical icons, Grammy-Award winner Patti Page, has died at a nursing home in Encinitas according to her personal manager. In her seven-decade recording career, Page sold more than 100 million records making her one of the most successful female recording artists. Page performed all over the world and was often asked to sing her biggest-selling record, "The Tennessee Waltz" which she recorded in 1951. Others know her as the voice behind the recording "(How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window." Page, whose real name was Clara Ann Fowler, died Tuesday night at the age of 85 according to staffers at the Seacrest Village nursing home in Encinitas. The singer called Rancho Santa Fe her home for the last four decades. She was set to be honored with a life-time achievement award at the Grammys in February.
How sad - I have her How Much Is That Doggie In The Window on 78 that I play on my Victrola. Great voice - Rest in Peace Patti!
What’s an ‘inger’?
That Doggie In The Window is now 1 trillion dollars when indexed to inflation.
Geez....I can remember as a boy in 1955 I’d hear her on the radio. I even took the radio (a plug-in tube model) to bed with me one night under the covers and I can remember her singing on it.
I remember it very well. My dad found it when checking on me and tanned by ass pretty good. “Boy, you could start a fire like that - you could die a horrible death.....and all that”... I remember it very well....
Sad day. Prayers to her family. Page recorded “Happy Birthday Jesus” in 1967. That tells me a lot about her.
“Patti Page the singing Rage.” How sad that she’ll miss her honorary reward in February. God bless her sweet soul.
My dear, sweet departed mother loved her singing.
BUMP. I still have my mother’s 78 rpm of the song and her Victrola.
I’m sorry to hear this.
Rest in peace, Pretty Patti Page.
She was from Claremore, OK.
I remember her sister ran a boarding house in Tulsa.
I grew up with my mom singing her songs to me.
**** Page performed all over the world and was often asked to sing her biggest-selling record, “The Tennessee Waltz” which she recorded in 1951.****
From what I have read, “Tennessee Waltz” was the flip side of the main release called “Boogie-Woogie Santa Clause”.
Everyone liked the flip side better.
85 is beginning to sound young to me since I have a 95 year old mother. Always liked Patti and her name brings back fond memories of a nicer time.
I really, really enjoyed that song “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?” She will be missed. RIP.
My grandparents sang that song to me over Page’s voice when I was a kid, some 40 years ago.
I often wonder how singers like Patti, or Nat Cole, Ella or Frank would fare today on a show like “The Voice”.