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Phoenix : AZ : USA | almost 2 years ago
Nineteen fifties girl group singer Dorothy McGuire died in Pheonix on September 7 at the age of 84. Family members say McGuire had Parkinson’s disease and dementia. McGuire...
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The McGuire Sisters - Banana Split

The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. The group was composed of three sisters; Christine McGuire (born July 30, 1926), Dorothy McGuire (born February 13, 1928), and Phyllis McGuire (born February 14, 1931). Among their most popular songs are "Sincerely" and "Sugartime". The McGuire sisters were born in Middletown, Ohio and grew up in Miamisburg where their mother, Lillie, was an ordained minister of the Miamisburg First Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and let them sing in the church as young girls. They sang at weddings, funerals and church revivals. When they started in 1935, the youngest sister, Phyllis, was only four years old. Eventually, they sang at occasions other than church-related ones, and, by 1949, they were singing at military bases and veterans' hospitals. They incorporated a more diverse repertoire for those events, expanding into more than the usual hymns they had sung at church. In 1952, they appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, and, as a result, Godfrey hired them for his other shows, where they remained for seven years. They performed for five Presidents of the United States: (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush), and for Queen Elizabeth II. The sisters maintained a busy television schedule, making frequent appearances on popular variety hours hosted by Ed Sullivan, Dean Martin, Danny Kaye, Milton Berle, Andy Williams, Perry Como and Red Skelton. The trio was dressed and <b>...</b>
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