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Bobbe Brox
Bobbe Brox
 May 2, 1999
Age 98
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Bobbe Brox, 98, Vocalist in Sister Trio

          Bobbe Brox, the last surviving member of the vocal trio who called 
          themselves the Brox Sisters and who appeared on stage and in 
          films, died May 2 in Glens Falls, N.Y. She was 98.  

          Miss Brox, whose original name was Josephine Brock, and her sisters 
          were American-born but were brought up in Edmonton, Alberta. 
          Embarking on a career in show business, they changed their name to 
          Brox when a producer persuaded them the new spelling looked better on 
          a marquee.  

          She then changed her given name to Dagmar and then to Bobbe. Her 
          sister Eunice became Lorayne, and Kathleen decided to call herself 
          Patricia.  

          As the Brox Sisters, they sang in the first "Music Box Revue" in 1921 
          and also appeared in the 1923 and 1924 editions of the show.  

          In the summer of 1926 they performed in the musical comedy "The 
          Cocoanuts" with the Marx Brothers, singing a number called "Monkey 
          Doodle Doo." They also appeared in the 1927 Ziegfeld Follies with 
          Eddie Cantor.  

          The trio also made a number of recordings during the 1920s and 
          appeared in several films, including "Hollywood Review of 1929" and 
          "King of Jazz" (1930).  

          Miss Brox's marriage to William Perlberg, who was her agent before 
          becoming a film producer, ended in divorce in the 1960s. She married 
          the songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen in 1969. He died in 1990. Her sister 
          Patricia died in 1988 and Lorayne in 1993.  

          She is survived by a son, William Brock Perlberg of Rancho Mirage, 
          Calif. Bobbe Brox, 98, Vocalist in Sister Trio 

  
 

 
 
 
 
       
 

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