Patti Page, Whose Anthem Was "Tennessee Waltz" Danced Her Last On New Year

Patti Page's 67-year career included hits such as "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window," and her signature song, "Tennessee Waltz."
Nicknamed "The Singing Rage," Page sold more than 100 million albums in her career and her 1950 hit "Tennessee Waltz" topped the charts for months. (That happened to be my Daddy's favorite song so I two-stepped his waltzing me as we sang it word-for-word together. That was "our" song.)

Patti died on Tuesday in a nursing home in Encino, CA, her manager, Michael Glynn reported. "I spoke to her yesterday and she sounded well."

Her final big hit was "Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte" in 1965. That song themed Bette Davis' film by the same name.

Patti Page was born in Oklahoma as Clara Ann Fowler in 1927 and was famous for her light, every-girl voice. Her first big hit was "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming," which peaked at No. 11 on the charts in 1950.

Winning a Grammy in 1999 for her album "Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert," she will be honored with a lifetime achievement Grammy in February, which she eagerly anticipated attending.

Married three times, most recently in 1990, she is survived by her two children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.