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