Del Rubio triplets

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Del Rubio Triplets


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Origin = Los Angeles, California, USA
Instrument = vocals guitar
Genre = Pop
Occupation = singers
Years_active = 1979-1997
Label = Karma
Del Rubio Records
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URL = [http://www.delrubio.com Official Del Rubio Triplets Site]
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The Del Rubio Triplets were a variety/musical act who rose to notoriety in the 1980s due mostly to their campy style of dress and their goofy interpretations of standards and songs of the era.

Their biggest "hit" was an acoustic-guitar cover version of the song "Whip It" by Devo.

They made various television appearances such as "Married... with Children", "Full House", "The Golden Girls" (called the Donatello Triplets on the show), "Night Court" and "Pee-wee's Playhouse" wearing bouffant hair-dos and gaudy blue eyeshadow. They often appeared scantily clad (usually showing off their legs) despite the fact that they were in their sixties at the time. They are often remembered for their contribution of "Winter Wonderland" to the "Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special" that originally aired in 1988. They also briefly appeared in the motion picture "Americathon", playing "America the Beautiful" behind several posing bodybuilders. In the late 1980s they were featured in a McDonald's fast food advertisement.

The three performed until Eadie was diagnosed with cancer in 1996 where she died at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. After her death Elena and Milly never again performed but lived quietly for five years until Elena died of cancer in 2001. Elena and Eadie are interred in a family plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California next to their father.

Since the death of Elena Del Rubio, Milly has remained in the San Pedro, California home that they all shared together. She is an avid reader of newspapers and magazines, and finds one of her pleasures is watching "Larry King Live". In August 2007, Milly celebrated her 86th birthday.

Members

Trivia

*The three never married.
*They lived in the same house together through most of their lives.
*When performing together, especially in later years, they often did shows for nearly nothing or free altogether.
*Daughters of Elizabeth (Bolling) Boyd, they were direct descendants of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
*They dressed the same way on stage or off and traveled together all the time whether performing or not.

External links

* [http://www.delrubio.com Official Del Rubio Triplets Site]
* [http://www.morbid-curiosity.com/id130.htm The resting place of Elena and Eadie Del Rubio]
* [http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608000411/Del-Rubio-Triplets.html Biography of The Delrubio Triplets birth and how they came to perform]


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