SHORT TAKES : Singer Patti Page Gets Married

<i> From Times Wire Services </i>

Singer Patti Page, whose 1950 recording of “Tennessee Waltz” is one of the biggest-selling records of all time, did the wedding waltz Saturday, marrying the widower of her late best friend.

Page, 62, and Jerry J. Filiciotto, a 60-year-old retired aerospace engineer, were married in a formal ceremony at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, said the singer’s publicist, Alan Eichler. About 200 friends and family members attended.

The marriage was the third for Page and the second for Filiciotto.

Eichler said Filiciotto’s late wife, Katie, and Page had been best friends for years.


“She died two years ago and that’s when Patti and Jerry started going to social things together and then they started dating,” Eichler said. “Their romance just blossomed.”