09:35 AM EDT 03/27/2015
Originally posted 01/02/2013 05:50PM
Patti Page, one of the most successful pop stars of the '50s – famed for hits such as "Tennessee Waltz" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" – died on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif., the New York Times reports. She was 85.
Seacrest VIllage Retirement Communities, where she lived, confirmed her death to the Times on Wednesday.
Page's songs sold millions – "Tennessee Waltz" spent months atop the pop, country and R&B charts and sold a total of 10 million copies – but her singing style and sentimental hits, though favored by the public, did not always receive critical praise.
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