Whiting, Margaret

Margaret Whiting
Margaret Whiting

Margaret Whiting

Born: 22 July 1924, Detroit MI
Died: 10 January 2011, Lillian Booth Actors Home, Englewood, New Jersey

Margaret Whiting was in show business for over seven decades. She attended Mar-Ken School in Hollywood in 1940 as a junior. She was a singer, who at the young age of 7 came to the attention of Johnny Mercer who was working with Margaret’s song writing father, Richard “Dick” Whiting. Mercer helped direct Margaret’s career as over the years she recorded over 500 records, including 12 gold records. Her popular hits include That Old Black Magic,My IdealIt Might as Well Be SpringCome Rain or Come ShineGuiltyMoonlight in VermontFar Away PlacesNow Is the HourA Tree in the Meadow, and Slippin Around. In her later years she was a star on the TV comedy,Those Whiting Girls. She was married four times: CBS TV Executive Hubbell Robinson, pianist Lou Busch (Joe”Fingers” Carr), Panavision founder John Richard Moore, and gay porn star Jack Wrangler. (By Alan Simon for Mar-Ken.org)

From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook, as a Junior:
MARGARET WHITING – – This canary was born in July, the 22nd to be exact, in Detroit. Margaret has a grand voice and hopes to continue with her singing career.

Links to other resources about Margaret Whiting:

Obituary:
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-margaret-whiting-20110113,0,4077126.story

Biography on Yahoo! Music:
http://new.music.yahoo.com/margaret-whiting/biography/

Margaret’s reflections on working with Johnny Mercer:
http://www.johnnymercer.com/margaretwhiting.htm

Interview with Margaret, from Talkin’ Broadway:
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/cabaret/whiting.html

Wikipedia encyclopedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Whiting