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Margaret Whiting

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Margaret Whiting on the cover of her 2000 collection The Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting

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Margaret Whiting (born July 22, 1924, Detroit, Michigan) is a singer of American popular music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s.

Margaret's musical talent may have been inherited; her father Richard Whiting, was a famous composer of popular songs. She also had an aunt, Margaret Young, who was also a singer and popular recording artist in the 1920s. In her childhood her 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. In 1942, Mercer started Capitol Records and signed Margaret to one of Capitol's first recording contracts.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Margaret Eleanor Whiting
  • Born: July 22, 1924 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: January 10, 2011 (aged 86) Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Genres: Jazz, traditional pop, country
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Years active: 1942–2010
  • Labels: Capitol, Dot, Verve, London, Audiophile, DRG
  • Website: Musical biography of Margaret Whiting

Read more about Margaret Whiting at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Heather MacRae, KT Sullivan, Carol Woods, Billy Stritch and More Offer A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting
Playbill Combined , 2014-06-23 04:00:00
The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents an evening celebrating famed singer Margaret Whiting (July 22, 1924-Jan. 10, 2011) June 23 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Heather MacRae, KT Sullivan, Carol Woods, Billy Stritch and More Set for A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting
Playbill Combined , 2014-05-07 14:24:00
The Mabel Mercer Foundation will present an evening celebrating famed singer Margaret Whiting (July 22, 1924-Jan. 10, 2011) June 23 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

A warm embrace of Margaret Whiting
LA Times Entertainme, 2013-04-17 14:00:00
The prolific singer, whose 'Baby It's Cold Outside' was one of her hits, will be honored by the Paley Center for Media.In her prolific career, singer Margaret Whiting recorded 500 songs, including such signature hits as "It Might as Well Be Spring," "That Old Black Magic" and "Baby It's Cold ...

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