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Margaret Whiting

Margaret Whiting

Show Count: 10
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: July 22, 1924
Old Time Radio, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died: January 10, 2011, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Margaret Eleanor Whiting (July 22, 1924 – January 10, 2011) was a singer of American popular music and country music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s.

Biography

Youth

Margaret Whiting was born in Detroit, but her family moved to Los Angeles in 1929, when she was five years old. Her father, Richard, was a composer of popular songs, including the classics "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?", and "On the Good Ship Lollipop". Her sister, Barbara Whiting, was an actress (Junior Miss, Beware, My Lovely) and singer.

An aunt, Margaret Young, was a singer and popular recording artist in the 1920s. In her childhood, Whiting's singing ability had already been noticed, and at the age of only seven she sang for singer-lyricist Johnny Mercer, with whom her father had collaborated on some popular songs ("Too Marvelous for Words"). In 1942, Mercer co-founded Capitol Records and signed Margaret to one of Capitol's first recording contracts.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 11th October 1948
Added: Mar 22 2010
Broadcast: August 23, 1953
Added: Jun 12 2015
Broadcast: 14th June 1959
Added: Aug 18 2011
Broadcast: 14th April 1949
Added: Jul 12 2012
Broadcast: 2nd March 1958
Added: Mar 14 2009
Broadcast: 13th January 1957
Added: Jan 13 2008
Broadcast: May 20, 1953
Added: May 02 2015
Broadcast: 13th October 1957
Starring: Margaret Whiting
Added: Oct 30 2008