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The McGuire Sisters

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The McGuire Sisters were an American singing trio, the group consisted of Christine (born July 30, 1926), Dorothy (born February 13, 1928), and Phyllis McGuire (born February 14, 1931).

They were born and raised in Ohio. From an early age they sang in choirs, weddings, funerals, church revivals, at military bases and veterans’ hospitals.

In 1952, they appeared on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, and as a result, Godfrey hired them for his other shows, where they remained for seven years. They became one of the most popular US vocal groups from the mid-fifties to sixties.

They performed for five US Presidents - Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush), and for Queen Elizabeth II

The McGuire Sisters, and most especially Phyllis McGuire, were the subjects of a 1995 HBO movie called “Sugartime”, which depicted Phyllis’ relationship with mobster Sam Giancana. Giancana was played by actor John Turturro, and Phyllis was played by Mary Louise Parker.

In 1968, they retired from public performance apart from Phyllis who continued as a solo act but they reunited seventeen years later for a number of shows.

In 1994, they were inducted into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame and In 2001, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

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