Claire Barry, half of Barry Sisters vocal duo, dies at 94 in Hollywood

December 4, 2014 12:00 PM

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The “Girl Groups” sound initially popularized by singing duos like the Boswell Sisters and the Andrews Sisters in the 1930s and ’40s enjoyed a mini-revival in November when Bette Midler’s cover of the Yiddish standard Bei Mir Bist du Schoen proved a highlight of her new Girl Groups tribute album, It’s the Girls!

But decades before the Divine Miss M crooned the harmonious tune, which translates as To Me, You are Beautiful, the Barry Sisters sang it to thousands of listeners on the old radio show, Yiddish Melodies in Swing, after the Andrews Sisters had a hit with the song in 1937.

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