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From the New York Times
May 1999

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.

Lorraine Brox
Died 1993
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