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Christine McGuire

  • Birthplace: Middletown, Ohio
  • Birthday: July 30
Date of passing: 
December 28, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Christine McGuire was an American singer, best known as one of the McGuire Sisters.

The McGuire Sisters — Christine, Dorothy and Phyllis — were the musical embodiment of popular culture in their day, singing for audiences who enjoyed the post-World War II sounds of the big band era.

Christine McGuire was an American singer, best known as one of the McGuire Sisters.

The McGuire Sisters — Christine, Dorothy and Phyllis — were the musical embodiment of popular culture in their day, singing for audiences who enjoyed the post-World War II sounds of the big band era.

After appearing on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts in 1952, the McGuire Sisters soared to national fame. They were regulars on Godfrey’s morning shows for many years and remained one of the nation’s most popular vocal groups into the 1960s, singing on television, in nightclubs and on records that sold millions. Their million-selling records included two number one hits, “Sincerely” in 1955 and “Sugartime” in 1958.

The McGuire Sisters made dozens of appearances on popular variety shows of the day, including The Jackie Gleason Show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, The Garry Moore Show, Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall, The Hollywood Palace, The Dean Martin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

The trio broke up in 1968, but they made a successful comeback in 1985, and went on to perform for almost two decades at casinos and clubs in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and elsewhere.

The McGuire Sisters performed for Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and for Queen Elizabeth II. They entered the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1994, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2009.

Christine McGuire died December 28, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was 92.

 

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Christine McGuire

Christine McGuire

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