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DiedJanuary 1, 2013, Encinitas, California, United States
SpouseJerome Joseph Filiciotto, Charles O'Curran, Jack Skiba, Tennessee Waltz, The Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod
FactPerformed on radio station KTUL in Tulsa, Okla., as part of Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws (using her birth name, Fowler); also peforming on the show was a singer billed as "Patti Page" for the Page Milk Co. When that performer left, Fowler took her place and name.

Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927) is an American singer of traditional pop music. She is the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and has sold over 100 million records throughout her career. Her signature song, “Tennessee Waltz”, was a number-one hit in 1951 and remains one of the best-known songs in the United States. She has had numerous other hit songs including “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?”, “Old Cape Cod”, “Allegheny Moon”, “Mockin’ Bird Hill” and “Doggie in the Window”.

Page was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, the daughter of Bernice and Jay Fowler. She had two sisters, Margaret and Nancy. Her father was a cowboy and her mother was a music teacher. She began singing in her church choir when she was eight years old. She graduated from Claremore High School in 1945.

Page began her career as a singer on a local radio show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as a session singer for Capitol Records. She also appeared on several television shows, including The Jimmy Durante Show and The Jack Benny Program. In 1950, she released her first single, “With My Eyes Wide Open, I’m Dreaming”, which became a hit.

Page’s career took off in 1951 with the release of her signature song, “Tennessee Waltz”. The song was a number-one hit in the United States and sold over four million copies. She followed up with a series of other hits including “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?”, “Old Cape Cod”, “Allegheny Moon”, “Mockin’ Bird Hill” and “Doggie in the Window”. In 1953, she became the first female artist to have a number-one album on the Billboard charts with her album Songs for Young Lovers.

Page married Jack Reneau in 1943 and they had three children: Pamela, Julie, and Allan. The couple divorced in 1957. Page married Jerry Fuller in 1959 and they had one child, Patty. The couple divorced in 1974.

Page has been awarded three gold records and was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 1997. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 for “Tennessee Waltz”. In 2013, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy.

Page is still active as a performer and makes occasional appearances on television and at concerts. She currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

General Info

Full NamePatti Page
DiedJanuary 1, 2013, Encinitas, California, United States
Height1.62 m
ProfessionActor, Singer, Tennessee Waltz, The Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod
EducationWebster High School


SpouseJerome Joseph Filiciotto, Charles O'Curran, Jack Skiba, Tennessee Waltz, The Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod
ChildrenDanny O'Curran, Kathleen O'Curran, Tennessee Waltz, The Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod
ParentsB.A. Fowler, Margaret Fowler, Tennessee Waltz, The Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod, Changing Partners


AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, Tennessee Waltz, The Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, NME Award for Favourite US Female Singer, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress (Continuing Character) in a Musical or Variety Series, Tennessee Waltz, The Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod
MoviesElmer Gantry, Boys' Night Out, Autumn in Rome, The Patti Page Video Songbook, In Concert Series: Patti Page, Patti Page Sings the Hits, Legends of Country: Classic Hits of the '50s, '60s & '70s
TV ShowsThe Patti Page Oldsmobile Show, Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Music Hall (1952)

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1A lot of younger people don't know me from Adam. I wish that my grandchildren would know who I was a little better. They've heard the records, of course, but it's not quite the same thing. [The Arizona Republic, Jan. 13, 1995]
2A lot of the music, and especially rap, I don't understand. As for [today's] pop stars, I never had the occasion to listen. I never felt it warranted my attention."
3What I like about singing is that, for me, it's a substitute for the psychiatrist's couch. I can tell it all in song: pathos, gladness, love, joy, unhappiness. Each song, you're telling a story and acting.
4I kept singing. Your voice dries up if you don't use it. And I can still do it. I stopped smoking 30 years ago, and if I were still smoking, believe me, I would not be singing.


1Appears as one of the passengers in a boat in the 1961 Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii (1961), which was choreographed by her then-husband, Charles O'Curran.
2She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6760 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Has a street named after her in Claremore, Oklahoma, where she was born. Highway 20 running up to Oologah, which is the birthplace of' Will Rogers', is also known as Patti Page Blvd.
4Is mentioned, by name, in the lyrics of Bruce Johnston's "Disney Girls", from The Beach Boys' album, "Surf's Up" (1971).
5You can hear her gentle remark to "Go, Hank!" when legendary guitarist Hank Garland played a dazzling solo on her Nashville recording of 'Just Because".
6Played and recorded with legendary Nashville session guitar player Hank Garland.
7In spite of the British invasion, she made a "top 10" record in 1965 with the title song for Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), the "grand guignol" chiller starring Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. She performed the nominated song on the broadcast of The 37th Annual Academy Awards (1965).
8Played Carnegie Hall for the first time on May 31, 1997. Captured on CD, "Patti Page Live at Carnegie Hall - the 50th Anniversary Concert" earned the singer her first Grammy Award.
9Adopted two children, Kathleen and Danny, during her marriage to Hollywood choreographer Charles O'Curran, who was best known for staging the dance numbers of many of Elvis Presley's early films. She moved her children to Rancho Santa Fe, California following their divorce.
10In 1957, she was deemed favorite female vocalist in the first nationwide audience poll taken on Dick Clark's New American Bandstand 1965 (1952).
11Recorded more than 100 albums and 160 singles (84 of which made Billboard's "top 40") and has three certified gold albums and fifteen gold singles.
12Patti and her second husband have temporary guardianship over two of her daughter's young children.
13Known for her silky voice and almost chaste style, Patti shrugged and said that's what people wanted from her.
14Performed on radio station KTUL in Tulsa, Okla., as part of Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws (using her birth name, Fowler); also peforming on the show was a singer billed as "Patti Page" for the Page Milk Co. When that performer left, Fowler took her place and name.
15One of 11 children.
16Best known for her 1951 million-selling country and pop smash "The Tennessee Waltz."
17Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1991.




Slumber Party '571976performer: "Allegheny Moon"
Pink Flamingos1972performer: "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window"
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zabriskie Point1970performer: "Tennessee Waltz"
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV Special performer: "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte"
The Ed Sullivan Show1964TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boys' Night Out1962performer: "BOYS' NIGHT OUT" - as Miss Patti Page
Bachelor Father1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dondi1961performer: "Dondi", "Meadow in the Sky"
Elmer Gantry1960performer: "I'm On My Way to Canaan Land" - uncredited
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show1958TV Series performer: "In My Merry Oldsmobile"
The Big Record1957-1958TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Indiscretion of an American Wife1953performer: "Autumn in Rome", "Indiscretion"
All Star Revue1953TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carol2015performer: "Why Don't You Believe Me"
Schitt's Creek2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Never Swat a Fly2014Short performer: "The Glory of Love"
American Horror Story2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mientras duermes2011performer: "Keep Me In Mind"
Michel Legrand and Friends2010TV Movie "Summer Me, Winter Me"
Mad Men2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
BioShock 22010Video Game performer: "How Much Is that Doggie In The Window?" - as Pattie Page
Saving Grace B. Jones2009performer: "You Belong To Me"
Kærestesorger2009performer: "Tennessee Waltz"
Lymelife2008performer: "Tennessee Waltz"
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008Documentary performer: " How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?"
Dancing with the Stars2006TV Series 1 episode
A Good Year2006performer: "Old Cape Cod"
American Experience2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
American Masters2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Breakfast on Pluto2005performer: "How Much Is That Doggy in the Window" 1952
Six Feet Under2005TV Series 1 episode
Cold Case2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sopranos2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Normal2003TV Movie performer: "Mockin' Bird Hill"
The Singing Detective2003performer: "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window"
Relative Values2000performer: "All My Love"
Liberty Heights1999performer: "Steam Heat"
If These Walls Could Talk1996TV Movie performer: "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"
Back to Back1996TV Movie performer: "Every Time You Touch Me" - as Patty Page
Nobody's Fool1994performer: "Call Me Irresponsible"
Cops and Robbersons1994performer: "Mockingbird Hill"
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert1994performer: "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine"
Fallen Angels1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
School Ties1992performer: "Let Me Go Lover"
The Wonder Years1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die Hard 21990performer: "OLD CAPE COD"
Coupe de Ville1990performer: " How Much Is That Doggie In The Window"
Spontaneous Combustion1990performer: "YOU BELONG TO ME"
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book One - Satan Claus1989TV Short performer: "Jingle Bells"
The Delinquents1989performer: "Tennessee Waltz"
Desert Bloom1986performer: "MOCKIN' BIRD HILL"
Desert Hearts1985performer: "OLD CAPE COD"
The Right Stuff1983performer: "Tennessee Waltz"
Porky's1981performer: "Mocking Bird Hill", "Tennessee Waltz"
Wicked Schoolgirls1980performer: " How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" - uncredited
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special performer: "This is My Song", "Allegheny Moon", "Old Cape Cod"


The Bob Hope Show1969TV SeriesMrs. Average
Boys' Night Out1962Joanne McIllenny
Bachelor Father1961TV SeriesPenny Patterson
Blue Hawaii1961Woman Paddling Canoe Near Hotel (uncredited)
Elmer Gantry1960Sister Rachel
The United States Steel Hour1957TV Series
Appointment with Adventure1956TV Series
Autumn in Rome1954Short
Music Hall1952TV SeriesHostess


Do You See That Doggie in the Shelter?2015Short


The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Honoree / In Memoriam
Michel Legrand and Friends2010TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
My Music: 50s Pop Parade2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
My Music: Country Pop Legends2006TV MovieHerself
Moments to Remember: My Music2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer2006Video documentaryHerself
Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Patti Page Video Songbook2004VideoHerself
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-19612002Video documentaryHerself
Elvis Forever2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1998TV SeriesHerself
Benny Goodman's Greatest Hits1997TV MovieHerself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
Jukebox Saturday Night II1989TV MovieHerself - Host
Hour Magazine1987TV SeriesHerself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
Academy of Country Music's 20th Anniversary Reunion1986TV SpecialHerself
Here's Television Entertainment1983TV MovieHerself
Åke Hasselgård story1983Documentary
The Mike Douglas Show1966-1979TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself -Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerself
Sha Na Na1978TV SeriesHerself
Over Easy1977TV SeriesHerself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary1977TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
Hee Haw1972TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest / Herself - Guest
Stand Up and Cheer1971TV SeriesHerself
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1950-1970TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Singer / Herself - Guest Host
The Mike Douglas Christmas Special1969TV MovieHerself
The Bob Hope Show1959-1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHerself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHerself
The Jackie Gleason Show1966-1968TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Bell Telephone Hour1962-1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHerself - Performer
On Broadway Tonight1965TV SeriesHerself - Guest
That Regis Philbin Show1964TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hollywood Palace1964TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Jimmy Dean Show1964TV SeriesHerself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Boone Thanksgiving Day Show1962TV MovieHerself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1961TV SeriesHerself - Top of the Bill
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1949-1961TV SeriesHerself
The Garry Moore Show1960TV SeriesHerself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1959TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show1958-1959TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
The Bing Crosby Special1958TV SpecialHerself
The Juke Box Jury1958TV SeriesHerself
The Big Record1957-1958TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
New American Bandstand 19651957TV SeriesHerself
What's My Line?1957TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Frankie Laine Time1955-1956TV SeriesHerself
The Patti Page Show1956TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess
Person to Person1956TV Series documentaryHerself
The Patti Page Show1955TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHerself
The Jackie Gleason Show1952-1955TV SeriesHerself - Guest Pop Vocalist / Herself
The Morning Show1954TV SeriesHerself
Coke Time1954TV SeriesHerself
I've Got a Secret1953TV SeriesHerself
All Star Revue1952-1953TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself
Kreisler Bandstand1951TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

My Music: Songbook Standards - As Time Goes By2015TV Movie
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Singer (In Memoriam)
My Music: Love Songs of the '50s and '60s2008TV MovieHerself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008DocumentaryHerself
Patti Page Sings the Hits2004VideoHerself
The Rat Pack1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
The Magic of Bing Crosby1991VideoHerself


Nominated Awards

1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an Actress (Continuing Character) in a Musical or Variety SeriesThe Patti Page Oldsmobile Show (1958)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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