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.
"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 ..."
– Sincere Condolence,
Jul 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 ..."
– Jack Grasso, Fan,
West Roxbury, MA, Apr 13, 2013