June 6, 2007 1:40 PM
Whatever happened to sister acts? Today we have the Olsen twins and Paris and Nicky Hilton. That's about it. And they aren't even acts. Intentionally, that is. I dare say they couldn't get their acts together even if they were acts.
The Andrews Sisters, the McGuire Sisters, the Lennon Sisters. Those were sister acts. And great ones. I never realized the Andrews Sisters, who peaked in the 1940s, made it into the 1960s intact, but here they are in a mid-decade clip from "The Dean Martin Show":
The McGuires were arguably the best harmonizers of the lot, and here they have some fun with the fledgling Kane Triplets in this clip from "The Ed Sullivan Show" in October 1960.
Nor did the years diminish the McGuires' charms. Watch them blow away the Judds in '86.
And finally, here for your consideration are the Lennons in a 1960s appearance on "The Hollywood Palace." You've got to agree with Mr. Welk, they were truly lovely.
Which act is your favorite?