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    Patti Page, "Tennessee Waltz" Singer, Dead at 85

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    Patti Page, best known for such hits as "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window," passed away on New Year's Day. She was 85.

    The legendary songstress, dubbed "The Singing Rage," was the top-selling female artist of the 1950s and sold more than 100 million records during her illustrious career.

    Page also had 24 top 10 songs, including four that reached No.1 on the charts.

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    Born Clara Ann Fowler in 1927, Page also found success on TV with various programs, including The Patti Page Show.

    Page not only won a Grammy Award in 1999 for traditional pop vocal performance for Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert, but she was slated to receive a lifetime achievement award from The Recording Academy next month.

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