Whiting, Margaret

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Birth 1924-07-22
Death 2011-01-10
Americans

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Margaret Whiting (born 22 July 1924 in Detroit, Michigan), the daughter of songwriter Richard Whiting (1891-1938), was one of the first artists to be engaged by Capitol Records, where she began recording in 1942. Johnny Mercer played a major role in the development of her career as a singer. In the early 1940s her hits included "That Old Black Magic" (with Freddie Slack), "Moonlight in Vermont" (with Billy Butterfield), and "It Might As Well Be Spring" (with Paul Weston). Between 1946 and 1954 Whiting had more than forty solo hit tunes for Capitol. After stints with Dot Records and Verve Records and a brief return to Capitol in the late fifties and early sixties, she recorded for the London label beginning in 1966. In recent years she served as President of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, and she continued her work as a performer of Mercer songs. In the late 1990s she appeared in the Broadway musical Dream (1997) and in the PBS broadcast The Songs of Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words (1997).

From the description of Margaret Whiting collection, circa 1950s-1999 ; undated. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 67838477

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