Singer Patti Page dies, age 85

One of America’s musical icons, Grammy-Award winner Patti Page, has died at a nursing home in Encinitas, California op January 1st, according to her personal manager. She was 85.

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.”

In the 70s, Page shifted her focus to country music as traditional pop music became less popular. A few songs made it on the Billboard country chart.

Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 1997. She is expected to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award in 2013.

[Source: www.nbcchicago.com]