An American singing trio, the Brock sisters Bobbe (b. Josephine Brock, 28 November 1901, Riverton, Iowa, USA, d. 2 May 1999, Glen Falls, New York, USA), Kathlyn (b. Kathleen Brock, 14 June 1906, Winchester, Kentucky, USA, d. 27 August 1988, New York, USA), and Lorayne (b. Eunice Brock, 11 November 1898, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 14 June 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA) were brought up in Edmonton, Canada. Changing their name to Brox, the sisters broke into showbusiness in the early 20s with Broadway appearances on the Music Box Revue (1921, 1923, 1924) and the 1927 Ziegfeld Follies. They recorded two sides for Brunswick Records before signing exclusive rights with Victor Records. As often happened to Broadway performers in the late 20s, they were invited to capitalize on their popularity with film appearances, among them 1930’s highly successful The King Of Jazz. Although very popular in their day, they brought to close harmony vocalising none of the innovative flair of the contemporaneous Boswell Sisters, and neither did they have the vivaciousness of the later Andrews Sisters. Bobbe Brox married songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen in 1969.
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