Patti Page

  • Born: November 8, 1927
  • Died: January 1, 2013
  • Location: Encinitas, California

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'Tennessee Waltz' singer Patti Page has died.

'Tennessee Waltz' singer dies at 85

CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.

Page achieved several career milestones in American pop culture, but she'll be remembered for indelible hits that crossed the artificial categorizations of music and remained atop the charts for months to reach a truly national audience.

"Tennessee Waltz" scored the rare achievement of reaching No. 1 on the pop, country and R&B charts simultaneously and was officially adopted as one of two official songs by the state of Tennessee. Its reach was so powerful, six other artists reached the charts the following year with covers.

Two other hits, "I Went To Your Wedding" and "Doggie in the Window," which had a second life for decades as a children's song, each spent more than two months at No. 1. Other hits included "Mockin' Bird Hill," ''Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte," and "Allegheny Moon." She teamed with George Jones on "You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine."

"I just loved singing with Patti and she hit notes I never dreamed of," Jones said Wednesday in an email to The Associated Press. "We cut some songs together and it was a great time. She'll be missed by lots of folks and everybody needs to know how great she was. Patti was a wonderful singer with a real special voice."

So special, Page managed to maintain her career when most singers of her generation and their more innocent songs were shoved aside by the swinging hips of Elvis Presley. Page proved herself something of a match for the nascent rock 'n' roll crowd and its obsession with sex, continuing to place songs on the pop charts into the 1960s and the country charts into the '80s.

Page never kept track, but was told late in life that she'd recorded more than 1,000 songs. That's not what she had in her mind growing up as young Clara Ann Fowler.

"I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing," she said in a 1999 interview. "And things snowballed."

She was popular in pop music and country and became the first singer to have television programs on all three major networks, including "The Patti Page Show" on ABC. In films, Page co-starred with Burt Lancaster in his Oscar-winning characterization of "Elmer Gantry," and she appeared in "Dondi" with David Janssen and in "Boy's Night Out" with James Garner and Kim Novak.

She also starred on stage in the musical comedy "Annie Get Your Gun." Her death came just a few days after the conclusion of the run of "Flipside: The Patti Page Story," an off-Broadway musical commemorating her life.

In 1999, after 51 years of performing, Page won her first Grammy for traditional pop vocal performance for "Live at Carnegie Hall — The 50th Anniversary Concert." Page was planning to attend a special ceremony on Feb. 9 in Los Angeles where she was to receive a lifetime achievement award from The Recording Academy.

Neil Portnow, the Academy's president and CEO, said he spoke with Page and she had been "grateful and excited" to receive the honor. "Our industry has lost a remarkable talent and a true gift, and our sincere condolences go out to her family, friends and fans who were inspired by her work."

Page was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Claremore, Okla. The family of three boys and eight girls moved a few years later to nearby Tulsa.

She got her stage name working at radio station KTUL, which had a 15-minute program sponsored by Page Milk Co. The regular Patti Page singer left and was replaced by Fowler, who took the name with her on the road to stardom.

Page was discovered by Jack Rael, a band leader who was making a stop in Tulsa in 1946 when he heard Page sing on the radio. Rael called KTUL asking where the broadcast originated. When told Page was a local singer, he quickly arranged an interview and abandoned his career to be Page's manager.

A year later she signed a contract with Mercury Records and began appearing in nightclubs in the Chicago area.

Her first major hit was "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming," but she got noticed a few years earlier in 1947 with "Confess."

She created a distinctive sound for the music industry on that song by overdubbing her own voice when she didn't have enough money to hire backup singers for the single.

"We would have to pay for all those expenses because Mercury felt that I had not as yet received any national recognition that would merit Mercury paying for it," Page once said.

"Confess" was enough of a hit that Rael persuaded Mercury to let Page try full four-part harmony by overdubbing. The result was "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming." The label read, "Vocals by Patti Page, Patti Page, Patti Page and Patti Page."

"Tennessee Waltz," her biggest-selling record, was a fluke.

Because Christmas was approaching, Mercury Records wanted Page to record "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" in 1950.

Page and Rael got hold of "Tennessee Waltz," convinced that a pop artist could make a smash hit out of it. Mercury agreed to put it on the B-side of the Christmas song.

"Mercury wanted to concentrate on a Christmas song and they didn't want anything with much merit on the flip side," Page said. "They didn't want any disc jockeys to turn the Christmas record over. The title of that great Christmas song was 'Boogie Woogie Santa Claus,' and no one ever heard of it."

"Tennessee Waltz" became the first pop tune that crossed over into a big country hit.

The waltz was on the charts for 30 weeks, 12 of them in the top 10, and eventually sold more than 10 million copies, behind only "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby at the time.

She received the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music in 1980. She also is a member of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

In her later career, Page and husband Jerry Filiciotto spent half the year living in Southern California and half in an 1830s farmhouse in New Hampshire. He died in 2009.

Page is survived by her son, Daniel O'Curran, daughter Kathleen Ginn and sister Peggy Layton.


Condolence & Memory Journal

How sad to hear of the passing of Ms. Patti Page. She had beautiful music, and from the personal comments, she was also a beautiful person. How comforting that one day death, pain and suffering will be done away with. May God's promises comfort and encourage the Friends and Family at this difficult time.

Posted by Sincere Condolence    July 27, 2013

I grew up listening to that beautiful voice of Patti Page and watching her on television. I just now found out about her passing and it saddens me that we've lost another great performer.
My heartfelt sympathies to Daniel, Kathleen & Peggy for your loss. Your mom will live in our hearts forever and thankfully for us she has left a legacy of incredible music for all new generations to appreciate.
Thank you Patti Page for being on this earth in my lifetime and filling my heart with joy with your wonderful music.

Posted by Jack Grasso - West Roxbury, MA - Fan   April 13, 2013

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Wow, How much is that doggie in the window is one of those songs you just know. An under appreciated artist, she will be missed.

Posted by Elbee Jackson - Detroit, MI - Fan   February 24, 2013

Although I know that she didn't care for it, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus", the original flipside of "Tennessee Waltz", is my favorite song by her. Between Patti PAge and Rosemary Clooney, they were THE tops female singers of the 1950's. I grew up with Patti Page. Buckle Bob Hover, Goodyear, AZ

Posted by Buckle Bob Hover - Goodyear, AZ - Fan   February 05, 2013

I think she is one of the best singers who ever graced our world with her beautiful voice. I was too young to know her at her prime, but if I had I would have been one of her biggest fans. The world will always have her voice. We will have to be content with what we were left with. Thank God for giving her to us for the time we had her. Rest in peace Patti, my prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Sherri - Garland, TX - fan   February 05, 2013

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I am happy for her in her New Life! Peace to her and her family.

Posted by Dolly Leenheer - Buffalo Grove, IL - Fan   February 05, 2013

My deepest condolences. I thought she was one of the greatest singers ever. She will be missed. God be with you.

Posted by Felix Olivier - Patterson, LA - unrelated fan   February 05, 2013

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One of the truly great talents that we lack so much of these days.

Posted by Sandra owen tyrie - princeton, KY   February 05, 2013

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Patti was one of my earliest memories of music. I listened to her on the radio as a little girl. And loved her. May she rest in peace, knowing she will always be a light in the world of music!

Posted by Patricia Gonzales - San Benito, TX - fan   February 05, 2013

A wonderful talent and person, condolences to family. I'm truly sorry The Hall of Fame took so long to honor her special talents.
Sincerely,
Ed Held Studio News

Posted by Ed Held - Arabi, LA - Fan   February 04, 2013

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She was a beautiful person in her music and I believe in her life. She touched many with her music and brought joy, smiles and when you listen to her music even now you are filled with memories that bring a smile to your face. My prayers go out to her family, friends and fans.

Posted by Ira B - Toms River, NJ - not related, just still a fan   February 04, 2013

My prayers go out to all of Patti s Family ! God gave us a most wonderful life and I will never forget her!

Posted by Marilyn Sutherland - Hot Springs, AR - Friend and fan   January 08, 2013

The first time we meet was in Claremore Oklahoma in 2010 It is a day I will never forget!

Posted by Marilyn Sutherland - Hot Springs, AR - Friend and Fan   January 07, 2013

Had the honor of meeting you @ Nashville Music Garden 2009 & walked you up stage for TN Waltz Rose.

Posted by Billy Stewart - Chesapeake, VA - Son, Redd Stewart (TN Waltz)   January 06, 2013

I think she was the most beautyfull woman in the worldand could sing.

Posted by Wayne Carlton - Duluth, MN - Fan   January 06, 2013

I can remember her big hits in the 1950's as if it was yesterday. Oh what a voice this lady had. Her songs were repeated on the radio time after time. It seems like she had one great song after another. I hope she will be singing in heaven when she gets there.

Posted by Robert Thomas - Easton, MD   January 06, 2013

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I am 40 years old and grew listening to patti's music. I even sing some of her tunes at work with fellow co-workers. I will remember her for her beautiful voice and her smile. She will be missed. Thank you for letting me post.

Posted by Donald Cloud Staples - Chattanooga, TN - Fan   January 06, 2013

Met you twice at family reunions. Safe journey, second cousin. I am Paula K. Wright Wise. Daughter of your cousin Paul Wright. Aunt Maggie's brother Ezra was my grandpa. I pray comfort and peace for your family knowing Heaven has gained a beautiful voice and sweet
woman. Goodbye until later, Patti.

Posted by Paula Wright (Wise) - Fort Smith, AR - second cousin   January 06, 2013

I wish my family and I got to know you ...time goes so fast...you leave us with beautiful music We will might in heaven...

Posted by Kimberly ford - Lake forest , CA - Great niece from her sisteLouise   January 05, 2013

Love and respect to such a beautiful soul. God be with you. Will always love and remember your music. Those were the days.Phyllis Wynn Waters, Plymouth, N.C.

Posted by Phyllis - Plymouth, NC - sorry, just through the Music    January 05, 2013

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i will always remember for her she had a beautiful voice

Posted by JUDITH COTT - brookfield, NH - FAN   January 05, 2013

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It was my honor and my joy to have been (in this order) your fan, your friend of 41 years, and your publicist of four years. I shared meals with you on North Canon Drive and in more clubs and restaurants throughout many of our great states more times than I can remember. I wrote about you many times for several magazines and mentioned you in my books.

I grew up to Patti Page. My infatuation
with Patti's voice began with a very little known recording..."Love Where Are You Now." It was gorgeous! "All My Love" clinched it for me. The first time I saw Patti perform was at
the Paramount Hotel in NYC.In between, I saw her at the Desert Inn, Blinstraubs, the Copa, the Persian Room, the Ballroom, and Rainbow and Stars. And of course at Carnegie Hall The last time I saw her perform was at the Mohican Sun Casino.She never gave less than her
all. She loved to sing and as her one time good friend, Rosemary Clooney, once said..."gals like us will die singing."

Patti once said that I knew more about Patti Page than she did. Probably true. But not
true of Clara Ann Fowler. That girl/woman was kept private and close to Patti's heart
and essence. I saw glimpses into that private person. She was shy, uncomfortable
being the public Patti Page but dealt with it beautifully.

I loved you, Patti. You knew it and of that I am glad. Rest easy my friend

Posted by Alan Ebert - New York, NY - Friend and former associate   January 05, 2013

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grew up listening to this beautiful lady and voice.....she brought joy to so manys ears....R.I.P. Patti.

Posted by Dan Brown Sr. - Mariposa, CA - FAN   January 05, 2013

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A beautiful person has left us. She will now sing in heaven with the angels

Posted by Angie Sena - San Diego, CA   January 05, 2013

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You touched so many lives through your wonderful and timeless music! I thank the LORD for your voice you selflessly shared with all of us, around the world. Rest in peace Ms. Patti Page.
Violet R. Corpus Los Angeles, CA

Posted by Violeta R. Corpus - Los Angeles, CA - Fan   January 05, 2013

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Posted by Edmund P. - FL - Fan   January 05, 2013

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You will always live in our hearts, dear Patti.

Posted by Sandra Shane - Selma, TX - Fan   January 05, 2013

How we loved Patti Page and her music! We saw her last when she performed near our hometown under the Putman Fund. She was ever the "Lady," graceful and poised. I sang "Doggie in the Window" to my children most nights as I tucked them into bed. And, of course, no one else sang the Tennessee Waltz like she did! We also enjoyed her maple syrup products her family produced from her home here in NH. Our sincere sympathy to all of her family members. She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Marj & Walt Newcomb - Center Harbor, NH - We are just fans of Patti   January 05, 2013

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RIP GRANDMA PATTI. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES I SPENT WITH YOU WHEN I WAS A CHILD. I ALWAYS LOVED GOING TO UR HOUSE TO JUST VISIT,SWIM AND THE BEST PART WAS EVEY SATURDAY JUST TO STAY THE NITE SO WE CAN GET UP EARLY AND GO FOR A EARLY MORNING WALK GET BACK AND GET READY FOR CHURCH.I WISH YOU DIDNT HAVE TO LEAVE US BUT I UNDERSTAND . I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SOO MUCH AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND THOUGHTS UNTIL THE DAY I SEE YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN

Posted by KRISTEN SMITH - La Harpe , KS - STEP-GRANDDAUGHTER   January 05, 2013

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Patti's music was wonderful. She was a lovely lady with a lovely voice. Thank you for sharing your God given gift with the rest of the world. Rest in peace.

Posted by Pamela D. Hudson - Patterson, GA - Fan   January 04, 2013

I grew up listening to Patti. My favorite was Doggie in the Window. I later worked with her
granddaughter Sherry. A sweet voice has joined the choir in Heaven. RIP

Posted by Linda S Nelson - Tucson, AZ - fan   January 04, 2013

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Patti, you will greatly missed! Thank you for all that you contributed to the music industry! You were the reason why I learned several instruments, loved to listen to your music, and sang over and over "How much is that doggy in the window" (which at age 50 I still sing!) while I was a child. May you be with God and rest in peace! You will not be forgotten!

Posted by Radhika Rishi - Silver Spring, MD - fan   January 04, 2013

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Dear Patti, you must surely be singing with the angels now! Always a lady of beauty, dignity
and grace. Your voice of song will live on. I used to sing MockingBird Hill to rock my son to sleep, I remember you from the 50's and have never forgotten your silk and satin voice.
Thanks for sharing your God-given gift of voice.

Posted by Cheryl Glover - Tucson, , AZ - Dedicated Fan   January 04, 2013

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RIP Patti dear - I will always cherish the wonderful times I had with you at the Dick Clark show and your show. Also, other appearances in the area. You were a wonderful person and I will never forget you.
-Joan Joint - January 4, 2013

Posted by Joan Joint - Bridgewater, NJ - fan and friend   January 04, 2013

My very favorite female singer of all time. I shall never forget her beautiful voice.

Posted by Wes Brown - Vancouver, WA - Dedicated fan   January 04, 2013

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she will never be forgotten

Posted by Glenn palmer - lockport, IL - friend   January 04, 2013

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I always called her "Aunt Patti" but my Grandma Ella Marie Casey and Clara Ann's Mom were sisters. I am Leonard's daughter, Karen. Anyway, I grew up idolizing her, being a professional choreographer and in the entertainment business I always watched her with loving eyes and pride. Her music lives on and her voice so special. Any relatives, please drop in on my facebook page and say hello.

Posted by Karen Casey Penazek - Tucson, AZ - Cousin   January 04, 2013

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she will never be forgotten as long as I live.

Posted by J A Rice    January 04, 2013

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Since I was a young girl (I am 57 now), I have listened to Patti Page. Her voice was just so sweet and pristine. My favorite song of course, is "Tennessee Waltz". I still get chills when I hear it.What an angel. God Bless you Patti Love and Peace, Barb

Posted by Barb L - Grandview, WA - Fan   January 04, 2013

Danny, Kathleen, Sarah and Page, Peggy too, our deepest sympathy. We loved Patti as a friemd.
Rene & Carolyn Paquette - President of Patti's fan club
Ponce Inlet, Florida

Posted by Rene Paquette - Ponce Inlet, FL - friend   January 04, 2013

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God Speed Patti Page ! Condolences to family.

Posted by Sanford Graham - Farina, IL - Admirer   January 04, 2013

Joseph L. Nutter

Posted by Joseph Nutter - West Chester,, PA - Friend and Love of Patti's Music   January 04, 2013

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My earliest music memories include listening to Patti Page's music with my cousins. I loved all the songs....especially Tennessee Waltz, How Much Is That Doggie In The Window, Changing Partners, Mockin' Bird Hill ...... In preteen music class, my report was on Patti Page. Patti Page, along with her voice and music, will never be replaced. Tennessee Waltz (sung by Patti) will live on forever as one of the most beautiful songs. My deepest sympathy and prayers to her family.

Posted by Teddi - WA - Fan   January 04, 2013

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WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE! YOU CAN SING WITH THE ANGELS NOW!

Posted by SHERRLYN WALTERS - IRVINE, KY - FAN   January 04, 2013

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Our condolences to Patti's children. We are sorry for your loss. - Joe and Teri Whitney (daughter of Paula Wright, Patti's second cousin)

Posted by Teri Whitney - Katy, TX - Patti is my mom's second cousin.   January 04, 2013

Patti page you will be missed

Posted by Collin Schmehl - Reading, PA - Fan   January 04, 2013

I was the president of one of her fan clubs in N.Y., and was fortunate to see her performances in person when ever she appeard in the tri state area. Aside from her God given voice she was the most down to earth person I have ever met even at the height of her career. The heavens are now filled with a glorious voice and a special angel who I will never forget. Sincere condolences to family of this beautiful human being.

Posted by Marie Mangiaracina - Palm Bay, FL - Fan and friend   January 04, 2013

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I grew up watching Patti on her TV program and listening to her records over and over. She was fantastic!
I was so happy to see her not long ago on the Country Family Reunion. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out.
My prayers are with her family. May God give you peace in knowing that she is in a better place, now singing with the angels above.

Posted by Donna - Tulsa, OK - A fan and admirer   January 04, 2013

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Dear Patti,I was named after you,my mother adored you. My mother's name was Clara Ann Lauder.I remember seeing you at the Palace Theater in Cleveland,Ohio!Sadly my mom passed away in 2009! I know she loved you! RIP DEAR PATTI!

Posted by Patricia Lauder - cleveland, OH - friend   January 04, 2013

Patti and myself have been friends for sixty years, meeting her when I was a teenager in South Boston Massachusetts. I with my friend Dottie Watson have many, many happy memories of times that we spent with Patti.She wasn't just a friend, she was family after so many years. She always treated me like I was special. Thank You Patti for being my friend and for all the years. I love You and will miss you. Knowing that I have all your beautiful Music to keep you close is a blessing to me. Rest In Peace Dear Lady. You are the newest Angel, God Bless and cradle you in His arms.

Posted by Patricia Fine - Boynton Beach, FL - Friend for sixty years   January 04, 2013

R.I.P. Patti. You will always be missed. The world is a better place because you were here and shared your gift of singing.

Posted by Joy Seymour - MPLS, MN - Fan   January 04, 2013

I have always loved your music. My mother and I would buy your records on 45 rpm back in the 50's and would play them over and over. Then I had a chance to see you later in life in Wilmington N.C. at an old opera house. My mother was still living and the only seats available were the old opera seats above the stage. What a night, watching you below us and tasting champagne and strawberries, and with my mother who passed away a couple years later. I will always remember that night. My condolensces to your family.

Posted by sam - lexington, NC - no   January 04, 2013

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I met Patti in the early fifties at Blinstrubs in Boston and have stayed in touch for all these years. She was a wonderful and caring person who loved her fans. She celebrated fifty years in show business with a concert at Carnegie Hall which I will always remember. I was privileged to have attended her very last concert in October, 2010. Thank you Patti for all the memories and your beautiful music. Peace be with you.

Posted by Dottie Watson - Carver, MA - Long time fan and friend   January 03, 2013

I became acquainted with Patti Page when she so graciously consented to sing at The Country Friends Fashion Show sponsored by Nordstrom in Rancho Santa Fe in 2001. I was Chair of the Show and got to know her and her husband Jerry. She was such a great lady, she gave us all a wonderful memory. I recall I was so excited meeting her. I smile to think of how beautifully she sang for us. I shall miss her but I'm sure she's singing with the angels and I feel fortunate that I had the privilege of meeting her. Loved you and your singing! Thanks for the memories. Rest in Peace.

Nell Herzer, Willmar, Minnesota, Jan.3, 2013

Posted by Vernelle Herzer - Willmar, MN - Friend   January 03, 2013

It's a gloomy day here in NC, but I remember a wonderful day whan Miss Patti came to NC and Clayton for a concert. I bought two albums and now have them on my IPOD. So I listen to her songs every day, specifically the one recorded at Carnegie Hall. For me as a kid I loved her, and while so far no one has mentioned CHANGING PARTNERS, that was one of my favorites, and was it ever so popular at the skating rink when skating was cool. At that concert, she mention her family and I thought of them often over the years. Loved watching public radion and her efforts in securing finances for the station. May all her relatives share the fun and joy she brought to many. I also remember the TV show. My love to all.

Posted by Gail Johnson - Arapahoe, NC - fan   January 03, 2013

I recently returned from Europe and listened to your songs on my Ipad the entire flight. You will be missed.

Posted by Linda Carlson - Cheyenne, WY   January 03, 2013

I was named after you and am so sorry to hear of your passing today.

Posted by Patti Page Bray - MA   January 03, 2013

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Patti, you were so gracious and talented and your music brought so much joy.May you rest in peace and sing with the angels.

Posted by anthony calandra - new york city, NY - fan   January 03, 2013

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I loved your music. My aunt, sister and I would sit in our living room listening to your beautiful voice for hours. Rest in peace Patti! You are singing with the angels today.

Posted by Maureen - Rochester, NY   January 03, 2013

I worked with Patti Page on a charity where I did her portrait and she sang. She was so generous.

Posted by Arthur J. Williamson - Vista, CA - friend   January 03, 2013

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Patti you will truly be missed, but you are now singing in Heaven's Choir.
Rick Benton
Madison Lake, MN

Posted by Rick Benton - Madison Lake, MN   January 03, 2013

Patti you bring me back to a time that was clean and fresh you and those times will live on in our hearts thanks for the memories R.I.P. John Alvarez

Posted by John Alvarez - Schenectady, NY - an old fan   January 03, 2013

your songs brought my family o much joy. My mother and family lived not to far from you in Okla. so I have always listened to your lovely voice. Thank you so much for being in our lifetime. May you rest in peace and sing for God in Heaven

Posted by Joyce Manson - Cooperstown, PA - van   January 03, 2013

Our Memories of you will always be in our hearts and souls when we look up to the night sky

Posted by Manny & Valerie - Baker City , OR - Lovimg Fans   January 03, 2013

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Patti Page has made my Christmas every year since I was a little girl. I have now passed on the love of her voice to my children. She will live on forever in my family! Thank you Patti for your amazing gift you shared with all of us.

Posted by Rhonda Zaluckyj - Cedar Lake , IN   January 03, 2013

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RIP Patti and thanks for that great song "Old Cape Cod" about my beloved Cape Cod and
will always remember you when I hear it. You were the greatest and am sure you're
still entertaining up in heaven.

Posted by Gail Gelep - Weymouth, MA   January 03, 2013

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Since I first heard her sing (Waltz, when I was 11), Patti has been my favorite female vocalist. It's like losing a friend. You are loved and will be greatly missed, Patti....aka "The Singing Rage, Miss Patti Page"!

Posted by Patti Turner - DeLand, FL - Fan   January 03, 2013

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You'll be singing in God's choir.

Posted by David Westbrook - Cheyenne, WY - A great fan   January 03, 2013

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Rest In Peace Patti...you will be truly missed. I loved you when I was a little girl in the 50's and I love you still. You are singing in Heaven.

Posted by Patricia McGlaughlin - Tampa, FL - a fan of many years   January 03, 2013

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ahe was a great and wonderful singer!

Posted by Hank McCoy - Dallas, TX - I just heard her songs on radio!   January 03, 2013

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Patti will be missed, one of the all-time greats of our day and maybe forever! Love You Patti...from kentucky...Broderick

Posted by Broderick Basham - bowling green , KY - fan   January 03, 2013

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Dear Patti, you take me back to the simple life back in the '50's when I was a young girl listening to your songs in my dad's lunchonette. We had a juke box which played every one of your songs. My husband had the privilege of seeing you live in Vegas in the '60's-a memorable moment in his life. Thank you so much for enriching our lives for decades. Praise God for giving you to us all !!!

Posted by cathy markiewicz - Tonawanda, NY - fan   January 03, 2013

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I really enjoyed listening to Pattie's music when I was growing up. I wasn't very old at the time but I can remember my mother playing her music all the time. I have loved her ever since

Posted by Jon Swartz - Kittanning, PA - Fan   January 03, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. Another family member who has gone on and will be forever remembered in our hearts. Her music will carry her legacy for her.

Posted by Stephen W. Outlaw - Ozark, AR - Agnes Wright's grandson (cousin)   January 03, 2013

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Back in 1965 Patti was performing at an "Auto Show" at the National Guard Armory in Washington, DC, right down on the floor with her admirers. My father-in-law was standing on the inner edge of the crowd holding my 6 week old daughter, Teresa. Patti came over to him while she was singing, took my daughter into her arms and finished the song singing to her. We were able to acquire an audio recording of this from the Armory. It is such a treasure to us and will be even more so now. Thank you Patti.

Posted by David Purschwitz - Newport News, VA - Fan   January 03, 2013

I was in the Navy from 1950 through 1954, and she was the favorite of mine and many of my shipmates. She had so many hits during the era. I have some of her older recordings on my ITunes, and never get tired of listening to her. Patti you will me missed. Jack Joyce Spring Hill, FL

Posted by Jack Joyce - Spring Hill, FL - Fan   January 03, 2013

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Rest In Peace. You will be missed. I can hear you sang The Tennessee Waltz now. Singing in heaven.

Posted by Kathy Leach - Maryville, TN - A FAN WHO LOVES HER   January 03, 2013

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patti page was a bright spot in many lives.. her music will live on forever.. my fav song of hers was try to remember.. sherrry in shreveport La

Posted by sherry morales eason - shreveport, LA - fan/ friend   January 03, 2013

I had the pleasure of visiting Patti in her home in 1999 as I was preparing a history special for WLS in Chicago. She allowed me as much time as I needed for the interview and could not have been more gracious. I met her two young grandchildren, whom she and her husband had taken in. On her piano was the original sheet music for "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window." Patti Page was my mother's generation, part of what we also call "The Greatest Generation" but, even so, having the chance to learn about her life and how she came to be a American icon was a privilege I will always treasure.

Posted by Jeff Davis - Hollywood, CA - Acquaintance   January 03, 2013

I am so proud to say I saw Patti Page in concert a couple of times. She was a Lovely lady and a Very talented lady...God Bless her!!! HEAVEN'S CHOIR needed another angel to sing with them up there...She will be missed by millions!!!! Darren Quello

Posted by Darren Quello - Las Vegas, NV - a fan for a long time   January 03, 2013

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I loved Patti from the first time I heard Tennesse Waltz. I was in high school. I have so many of her recordings to treasure

Posted by Ernie Veer - Freeport, IN - Fan   January 03, 2013

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As a little boy around 8 or so, my parents took me to see Patti Page in Puerto Rico. I remember her singing " How much is that doggie in the window". My dad asked her to come over to sing to me, I will never forget that night. We miss you Patti

Posted by Tom Intrieri - Greenwich, CT   January 03, 2013

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we are going to miss you a lot we love your songs a lot.

Posted by Darleen male - scotia ny, NY - fan friend   January 03, 2013

I loved you forever. I will remember you for as long as I live.
Shirley fan Virginia

Posted by Shirley McFall - VA - Fan   January 03, 2013

Beautiful Lady, Beautiful voice. Clara Ann Fowler, my mothers cousin. I know you will be missed only wish the opportunity to meet you had not eluded me.

Posted by Karen J. Walker - Babson Park, FL - cousin   January 03, 2013

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The pleasure her singing gave me doesn't have enough candles to light. I hope she was not alone!

Posted by Doris - Fan   January 03, 2013

I saw you any time you were on TV . You were one of my favorites ! I love How Much Is That Doggie in The Window . My family would just go out for a drive every Sunday & sing . That was one we always sang ! Love anything you sang . Still have your 45's . Rest In Peace Dear Lady . God Blessed you & you Blessed all your fans . Thank You . God Bless .

Posted by Gail Paul Smith - Villa Rica, GA - ABig Fan    January 03, 2013

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If it wasn't for your lovely version of "Olde Cape Cod", I might have never vacationed here with my parents or been prompted to move here as an adult. Your singing has touched more people than just me. RIP. You can sing ith the angels now.

Posted by Pat Hawley - West Dennis, MA - Fan   January 03, 2013

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ms.page i loved your music, rip and god bless you,

Posted by theresa fallen - PHILA, PA - FAN   January 03, 2013

What: REMEMBERING PATTI PAGE
Where: Baltimore Net Radio
www.baltimorenetradio.com
When: All day Friday, January 4th

In honor and in memory of PATTI PAGE, Baltimore Net Radio will be playing four songs an hour all day on Friday, January 4th for 24 hours to a world wide audience. Three times during the day @ 10am, 3pm and 8pm (all New York times) a rebroadcast of BNR's Birthday Tribute to Patti which aired on her last birthday, November 8, 2012 will be played. As an added bonus, Baltimore Net Radio will air the last live interview Patti did for her 2011 Birthday at select times during the day.
Go to: www.baltimorenetradio.com
click on the LISTEN LIVE button and enjoy!
Baltimore Net Radio loves Patti Page and her music will live on for all to enjoy!

Posted by Mary Anne Barothy - Baltimore, MD - Had last LIVE interview with her   January 03, 2013

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Rest in peace dear lady. You gave the world a wonderful gift with the sharing of your voice and talent.

Posted by Elizabeth Pool - Peoria, IL - fan   January 03, 2013

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My favorite song that my mom used to sing to me as a young boy was "How much is that doggie in the window" what a great song. Your music will live on forever. RIP

Posted by Rick Hutchinson - Redding, CA - fan   January 03, 2013

I've always loved Patti Page. I was born in 1943 and heard her growing up. My parents loved her. I watched her recently on Public TV. She was a true lady with a beautiful voice who sung the words so smoothly. Sympathy to her family and close friends. I am sad to hear of her passing away. God bless her and may she rest in peace.

Posted by Patty Alessi - San Pedro, CA - No   January 03, 2013

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RIP Patti the world is at a great loss

Posted by Chris Kautzman - Clovis, CA - fan   January 03, 2013

Rip patti,you were a great singer/beautful!!

Posted by debra maher - brooklyn, NY - fan   January 03, 2013

Patti, I have always loved your song and your music.OLD CAPE COD is one of the favorites of mine. love a fan of the late 50`s

Posted by mrs. Jean Coulson - Hodgenville, KY - a real fan   January 03, 2013

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What a beautiful Voice. You will be missed.
Rest in Peace.

Posted by Shirley Morris - Concord, NC   January 03, 2013

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RIP lovely lady. I was born in 1943 and grew up enjoying your music and performances. Thank you for the joy you gave us all. God keep you. You're singing with the angels now. My sympathy to the family. I just lost my Mom Christmas Day, so I know the loss you feel.

Posted by Dawn Borst - NY - Privledged to be a fan   January 03, 2013

I always admired you and your lovely voice. Rest in peace.

Posted by Rose Marie Freed - Jackson, MI - no   January 03, 2013

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I'M A PATTY PAGE FAN AND WILL MISS HER BEAUTIFUL VOICE

Posted by RAMONA SMITH - PRINCETON, WV - A FAN   January 03, 2013

Oh what a great voice and lady. She was in everybody's house for a long time. Old Cape Cod my favorite .May she rest in peace.

Posted by Audrey Kelly - San Marcos, CA - Long time listener   January 03, 2013

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"She Will be missed .I loved the Teennessee Waltz I grow up with it in my teen years .Rest in pease " Helen M. Knox Merrimack N.h.

Posted by helen m. knox - marrimack , NH - notjust a fan   January 03, 2013

Dear Kathleen and Daniel, I would like to say I am truly saddened to hear of Aunt Patti's death yesterday. I will and always keep you both in my daily thoughts and Prayers. Love your distant cousin in Atlantic City Jersey Marie (Lawler) Pocsi

Posted by Marie Lawler Pocsi - Browns Mills , NJ - Niece   January 03, 2013

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I was born in 1946 and used to sing her songs to my Dad. Had my hair cut like hers, loved her songs and her soft voice.She was a part of my childhood will never be forgotten.

Posted by Bev Vick - Poland, OH - Fan   January 02, 2013

She sang like an angel...now she sings with angels.

Posted by Terry - Long Beach, CA - fan   January 02, 2013

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Rest In Peace Mrs. Patti Page

Posted by DeAnna Pena - Victoria, TX   January 02, 2013

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I was always told that my grandfather, Tollman Weedin from Tulsa, had helped Patti get her start in the business, but I don't know all the details. I'm going to miss her beautiful voice. Rest in Peace beautiful lady.

- Sherry T.,fan, Tulsa, OK Jan 2,2013

Posted by Sherry T. - Tulsa, OK - fan   January 02, 2013

Growing up with your music was a privilege. Thank you, Miss Page. Condolences to the family of a truely lovely and talented woman.

Posted by J. Foster - Toledo, OH - Life long fan.   January 02, 2013

I was born in 1950 and the first song I remember learning was "Doggie in the Window". My mother taught it to me. Many fond remembrances of listening to Patti Page as a child. Hearing her sing is a lot like comfort food...going home again to your childhood!

Posted by Lauren Roberds - Saint Louis, MO - Admirer   January 02, 2013

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I was born in 1950 and I loved all her songs. Especially, the tennessee waltz. R.I.P dear lady. love

Posted by ellan young - columbus, OH - fan of her beautiful music.   January 02, 2013

I was born in '49. My favorite song as a young girl was the Mama Doll song. I wore the record out. I was so excited a few years ago when I googled and found her song. Thanks for wonderful memories Patti.

Posted by Millie - New Orleans, LA - fan   January 02, 2013

The best of the best. We enjoyed listening to her Christmas album just over a week ago. She'll live on as long as fans remember her and keep playing her music. My favorites are Tennessee Waltz and Mockin' Bird Hill, but all her recordings are wonderful. Our loss is heaven's gain.

Posted by Tom Hudson - Fair Haven, MD - fan   January 02, 2013

I was born in '45, so I grew up listening to Patti Page. It was a given then to know the words to her major songs - Doggie in the Window, Tennessee Waltz, etc. - and others too
numerous to mention. We've lost a jewel that my children and their generations will never
know what they've missed. I hope her star remains brightly lit.

Posted by B. Noble - listener/grew up with her music   January 02, 2013

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Dear Patti, such a talented and humble young woman in 1957, when we appeared together at Blinstubs, in Boston, and 1958 at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. Her reditions still give me chills. Betty, Moro-Landis Dancer

Posted by Betty Silva Dammert - Alexandria, , KY - Performed on same stages   January 02, 2013

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I'm sure she's dancing with Her Darling now. God blessed her.

Posted by Mindy - Sumner, WA - Fan   January 02, 2013

Heaven's choir just got a little better. RIP Patti

Posted by for my mom - VA   January 02, 2013

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Rest in Peace, dear, sweet lady.

Posted by Caroline - Seattle, WA   January 02, 2013


Family Album

'Tennessee Waltz' singer Patti Page has died.
Patti Page holds up her award for best traditional pop vocal performance during the 41st Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999.
This 1958 file photo shows singer Patti Page. Page, who made "Tennessee Waltz" the third best-selling recording ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to her manager.
In this Sept. 26, 2009 file photo, singer Patti Page performs the Tennessee Waltz during halftime of a NCAA college football game Tennessee and Ohio in Knoxville, Tenn. Page, who made "Tennessee Waltz" the third best-selling recording ever, has died. She was 85.


Community Photos

Our Memories of you will always be in our hearts and souls when we look up to the night sky
I worked with Patti Page on a charity where I did her portrait and she sang. She was so generous.
Had the honor of meeting you @ Nashville Music Garden 2009 & walked you up stage for TN Waltz Rose.
The first time we meet was in Claremore Oklahoma in 2010 It is a day I will never forget!