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Patti Page

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. Born Clara Ann Fowler into a poor family in 1928, she was discovered singing on local radio. She signed to Mercury Records, where she became their star female vocalist, selling more than 100 million records.

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