Video Overnight Thread- Patti Page: How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

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When my mom was in a particularly good mood, she would sing this at the top of her lungs. Drove me nuts.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. » Unforgettable songs like "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window" made Patti Page the best-selling female singer of the 1950s and a star who would spend much of the rest of her life traveling the world.

When unspecified health problems finally stopped her decades of touring, though, Page wrote a sad-but-resolute letter to her fans late last year about the change.

"Although I feel I still have the voice God gave me, physical impairments are preventing me from using that voice as I had for so many years," Page wrote. "It is only He who knows what the future holds."

Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi Hageman, ending one of pop music's most diverse careers. She was 85 and just five weeks away from being honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy.

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  • David G

    Though she was, for the most part before my time, she is one of those names that conjure up thoughts of my childhood... And sadly, it seems that almost every day we lose someone I was aware of growing up. Farewell Patti, and may you dance to the "Tennessee Waltz" on clouds above.  DG