Whiting, Richard A., 1891-1938

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Dates:
Birth 1891-11-12
Death 1938-02-10
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Richard A. Whiting was a prominent music composer for Hollywood and Broadway productions from the 1920s-1930s. Born in 1891, Whiting married Eleanore Youngblood in 1923. The couple had two daughters, pop vocalist Margaret Whiting and singer/actress Barbara Whiting. Over his career on Broadway and in Hollywood, Whiting collaborated with many of the music industry's most celebrated lyricists including Gus Kahn, Ray Egan, Buddy DeSylva, Leo Robin, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Johnny Mercer. In Hollywood, Whiting produced over 50 hits in less than a decade, before his death in 1938.

His best known works include:⁰́₋Ain't We Got Fun?⁰́₊ (1921, Ray Egan/Gus Khan ), ⁰́₋She's Funny That Way⁰́₊ (1928, Neil Moret), ⁰́₋Beyond the Blue Horizon⁰́₊ (1930, W. Franke Harling/Leo Robin), ⁰́₋One Hour with You⁰́₊ (1932, Leo Robin), ⁰́₋On the Good Ship Lollipop⁰́₊ (1934, Sidney Clare), ⁰́₋Too Marvelous for Words⁰́₊ (1937, Johnny Mercer) and ⁰́₋Hooray for Hollywood⁰́₊ (1938, Johnny Mercer).

From the description of Richard A. Whiting collection, 1896-2006. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 192007538

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Subjects:

  • Popular music--20th century
  • Popular music
  • Composers
  • Popular music--Writing and publishing

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)