NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Patti Page, who made "Tennessee Waltz" the third best-selling recording ever, has died. She was 85.
The singer who was born in Claremore and grew up in Tulsa died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to her manager.
Page was the top-selling female singer of the 1950s with more than 100 million record sales. She created a distinctive sound for the music industry in 1947 by overdubbing her own voice when she didn't have enough money to hire backup singers for the single, "Confess."
Her career included 15 gold records and three gold albums of more than 1 million in sales.
She had 24 records in the top 10, including four that reached No. 1. She was also the first singer to have television programs on all three major networks, including "The Patti Page Show" on ABC.
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Administrators placed Bartlesville High School on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a backpack was found in the hallway.
A McAlester man is facing federal charges after allegedly installing a hidden video camera in the women's restroom at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas contest presented by KJRH Channel 2 and Moody's Jewelry has come and gone! We gave away a white pearl leather bracelet!
Pictures of the first winter storm of the season, Dec. 5 and 6.
KJRH 2 Works for You and Moody's Jewelry is giving away over $4,000 in jewelry from Dec. 9 through Dec. 20. Go to www.kjrh.com/contests to enter this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
The annual Food 2 Families food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will begin Friday, Nov. 22 and end Dec. 15. We held our drive here at the station on Dec. 11.