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Margaret Whiting Passes – Singer of our Parents Age

January 12, 2011

I really like to listen to Margaret Whiting. Her voice always reminds me of my parents and growing up. I have in one of my playlists Whiting’s rendition of, A Fine Romance. So fine she was.

New York Times appraisal and tribute.

TRENTON, N.J. — Margaret Whiting, the sweet-voiced singer who sold millions of records in the 1940s and ’50s with sentimental ballads such as “Moonlight in Vermont” and “It Might as Well Be Spring,” has died at age 86.

She died Monday at the Lillian Booth Actors’ Home in Englewood, N.J., home administrator Jordan Strohl said. She had lived in New York City for many years before moving to the home in March.

Whiting grew up with the music business. She was the daughter of Richard Whiting, a prolific composer of such hits as “My Ideal,” “Sleepy Time Gal” and “Beyond the Blue Horizon.” Her family’s home in the posh Bel-Air community in Los Angeles was a gathering place for such songwriters as George and Ira Gershwin, Frank Loesser, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/01/12/3319752/big-band-singer-margaret-whiting.html#ixzz1ArqLb0fT

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