andrews_sisters . Their popularity was so great that after the war the German troops made bootlegs.After the war, they toured the US and Europe. When Patti decided to go solo in 1953, the group fell apart. In 1962 they performed together for the last time on The Dean Martin Show. Laverne, who had cancer, died soon after at age 55. The two remaining sisters have a cover of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" recorded with Bette Midler.