Margaret Whiting
American singer
Margaret Whiting
Margaret Eleanor Whiting was a singer of American popular music and country music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s.
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Margaret Whiting's personal information overview.
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Aisle View: The John and Jess Show
Huffington Post - over 1 year
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. Photo: David Andrako In the wake of the smash hit 1978 revue Ain't Misbehavin', one of the strongest ideas for a successor was to build a show around the songs of Johnny Mercer. Mercer, a fancifully sprightly lyricist from Savannah, Georgia, rarely wrote his own music; one of his many talents, though, was as a tune picker. That is, he would sit patiently beside one of his many composer-collaborators while they were noodling around on the keyboard and suddenly pounce. "Wait... Play that one again." His words caught the public fancy -- such phrases as "my huckleberry friend," "one for my baby and one more for the road," "hooray for Hollywood," and the immortal "my mamma done tol' me" are prime Mercer. The obstacle to a Mercer revue, though, was that the rights were closely held by '40s band-singer Margaret Whiting. (Her father Richard -- Mercer's composer on "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Too Marvelous for Words" -- died of a heart attack at 46 ...
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Harold Arlen at 110: Before It's Too Late
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Ten years ago, I was paid the most money I have ever been paid for a magazine article (still). The payer was Vanity Fair magazine; the subject was the composer Harold Arlen; the occasion, the centennial of his birth. My story was bought, paid for and then killed just before the issue went to press; bumped by the editor-in-chief Graydon Carter himself to make last minute space for late breaking coverage of some scandalous something in the dominion of gossip. I no longer remember what. Recently, my ten-year-old daughter Sara and I were talking about Harold Arlen while paging through a CD booklet about The Wizard of Oz. "I once wrote a very long article about Harold Arlen," I told her, reminded of it suddenly. "But nobody ever read it. I should publish it one day," I went on, heedlessly, "in the Huffington Post. On Harold Arlen's birthday, maybe." "Papa," Sara said, pointing to the CD booklet. "Harold Arlen was born in 1905. "This is his 110th birthday!" Sara looked at me. "You shoul ...
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Margaret Whiting On Piano Jazz
NPR - over 1 year
Over a decades-long career, Whiting sang everything from jazz and pop standards to country music. » EMail This
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Music Review: Margaret Whiting - The Wheel Of Hurt [Deluxe Edition]
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Music Review: Margaret Whiting - The Wheel Of Hurt [Deluxe Edition] Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:47 pm, Thursday, April 11, 2013 Margaret Whiting (1924-2011) was a major star during the pre-rock and roll era of the 1940s and early 1950s when she had close to 50 hit singles. There are 11 of her singles for the label, which include all of her easy listening hits, plus German versions of "The Wheel of Hurt," and "Nothing Lasts Forever." The Wheel Of Hurt, with its combination of country songs and 1960s pop covers, is an excellent vehicle for her vocals. While she remained popular on the club circuit, The Wheel Of Hurt was her final commercial hurrah.
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Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.: Collegers: Balancing the Emotional Rollercoaster
Huffington Post - over 4 years
There ain't no time like the mid-semester blues! One's mind is still feeling the influences of the warm, free-flights of summer and is looking ahead to winter break and holidays. And there you are in the middle, having to find the energy and focus to get you through. College is a time that is filled with a steady stream of emotional ups and downs most of us will remember the rest of our lives. There are so many expectations, self=imposed and put on you by others; it's no wonder: classes, instructors, test scores, living environments, relationships, and often a lot of change. It's easy to lose perspective. Then the times when you hit the proverbial wall and wonder just what next and the days get shorter, less bright, the air gets cooler and the nights colder. You want to activate your mind, yet outside the natural world is winding down. Emotions swell. They take their toll. You might find yourself reaching for yet another energy drink (or something else) just to get throu ...
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Art & Creativity for Healing to Host the 2012 "Palette of Colors" in Dana Point
Laguna Niguel Patch - almost 5 years
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., April 24, 2012 – Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. today announced that it will host its annual “Palette of Colors” dinner and auction on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Stillwater at Renaissance located at 24701 Del Prado in Dana Point. Now under new ownership, Palette of Colors 2012 will be the first charity event to take place at the recently remodeled venue. “Palette of Colors” is Art & Creativity for Healing’s signature event. Over the years, the event has drawn hundreds of friends of the organization from across the Southland in celebration of Art & Creativity for Healing’s mission to support emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living with pain, grief, fear or stress. The theme of the 2012 “Palette of Colors” dinner and auction is “Art & Jazz.” Art & Creativity for Healing is expecting about 180 guests for “Palette of Colors: Art & Jazz.” The event will include a gourmet dinner, live music and entertainme ...
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Douglas Sills set to play Gomez Addams in 'The Addams Family' - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
He pays homage to the late Margaret Whiting, who helped jumpstart his career, but credits a 1975 production of “A Chorus Line” with giving him the resolve to move towards acting as a career. “My insides got rearranged while I was watching it,” he
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Philip Moody dies at 89 - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
... Sahara, and Flamingo hotels with such stars as Betty Grable, Jimmy Durante, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Mamie Van Doren, Debra Paget, Margaret Whiting, the Ritz Brothers and Mae West, whose nightclub act he and sister-in-law Pony Sherrell co-wrote
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Grandpa's iPod - Marinscope Community Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
And the “songbirds”: Martha Tilton, Margaret Whiting, Dinah Shore, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford. What a lush time it was for pop music — the greatest songwriters and lyricists of all time: Gershwin, Porter, Berlin,
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'Dick Van Dyke' Show Recipient Of 2011 TCA Award - LA Canyon News
Google News - over 5 years
She toured extensively with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O'Connell and Margaret Whiting in “4 Girls 4” and has released her best selling memoirs “Hold The Roses.” In 2009, a selection of items from Rose Marie's career was inducted into the Smithsonian
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MARGARET WHITING GREAT HITS - ไทยโพสต์
Google News - over 5 years
มาร์กาเร็ต ไวติง นักร้องหญิงชื่อดังยุค 40s เพิ่งจะเสียชีวิตเมื่อเดือนมกราคมที่ผ่านมา ขณะมีอายุ 86 ปี สำหรับคนที่ชอบฟังเพลงป็อปรุ่นเก่า แทบทุกคนจะคุ้นกับเสียงของเธอ ฟังสดใส ชัดเจน นุ่มนวล อบอวลด้วยเมโลดี้ เธอเคยแสดงหนังอยู่หลายเรื่อง
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Cabaret Convention to Feature Christine Ebersole, Liz Callaway, Andrea ... - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Oct. 21 performance, which will be hosted by Andrea Marcovicci (Act One), will also feature a tribute to to Margaret Whiting entitled The Songs That Maggie Sang and the presentation of the Margaret Whiting Award. Performers will include Marcovicci,
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Chrstine Ebersole, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, et al. Set for New York ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
The October 21 show, entitled The Songs That Maggie Sang: A Tribute to Margaret Whiting, will be hosted by Andrea Marcovicci and feature Elena Bennett, Joyce Breach, Ann Hampton Callaway, Natalie Douglas, Amanda King, Marilyn Maye, Amanda McBroom,
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The Johnny Mercer Foundation Celebrated Margaret Whiting in an Afternoon of ... - Times Square Chronicles
Google News - over 5 years
A blustery June day descended around us, but inside the walls of the famed Birdland Jazz Club old and young gathered to celebrate the life of Margaret Whiting and the music of Margaret's father Robert Whiting. Presented by cabaret aficionado,
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Catch Her If You Can: Marilyn Maye at Feinstein's - New York Observer
Google News - over 5 years
From "Blues in the Night" and "Come Rain or Come Shine," with Mr. Firth swinging away in full chords, to a tender reading of "My Ideal," written for Margaret Whiting by her songwriting father, Richard, she really gives you all she's got
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American Songbook as Fountain of Youth - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
A touching tribute to Margaret Whiting, who had a similarly robust attitude, included standards (several of which Ms. Whiting popularized) written by her father, Richard Whiting, and by her mentor Johnny Mercer. It was inevitable that one day Ms. Maye
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Westport Arts Center to honor Max Wilk - Westport-News
Google News - almost 6 years
As the producer of its jazz series, he helped to arrange performances by Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Bill Charlap, Fred Hersch, Margaret Whiting, Harry Allen, Larry Coryell, Dena Derose and Daryl Sherman, among many others. Most of the jazz concerts
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He wrote the songs - Ledger Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
"Margaret Whiting's daughter, Betty recommended this place," Babcock said. In "Rosemary Clooney sings the Music of Jimmy Van Heusen," Clooney includes favorites like "Call Me Irresponsible" and "The Second Time Around." Known for such tunes as "Love
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Jazz Thursday to honor Max Wilk - Connectcut Plus
Google News - almost 6 years
As the producer of WAC's jazz series, he brought an array of American musical talent – Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Bill Charlap, Fred Hersch, Margaret Whiting, Harry Allen, Larry Coryell, Dena Derose, and Daryl Sherman, among many others
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Margaret Whiting
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 86
    Whiting died on January 10, 2011, aged 86, from natural causes at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1983
    Age 58
    It was basically a filmed version of the 1983 off-Broadway show in which she appeared.
    More Details Hide Details This ensemble show also included Marni Nixon, Tiger Haynes, and Cissy Houston among others. The music was composed by Gary William Friedman with lyrics by Will Holt. The revue was centered on issues regarding aging. The stage production opened at New York City's Entermedia Theatre on June 9, 1983. It went on to win the 1984 Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Lyrics/Music and was nominated for the 1984 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical (losing to Stehpen Sondheim's Sunday In the Park With George). A cast recording of the stage production was released and subsequently re-released on CD. In the 2000s, Whiting was cast in several documentaries about singers and songwriters of her era, including Judy Garland: By Myself (2004), Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee (2004), Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007), Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (2009), The Andrews Sisters: Queens ofa the Music Machines (2009) and Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (2010).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 21
    She also was a vocalist on The Eddie Cantor Show and was in the cast of The Philip Morris Follies of 1946 and The Railroad Hour.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, she was hostess on the Spotlight Revue and a featured singer on the transcribed Barry Wood Show. She also appeared in the part of a young Sophie Tucker, in the Lux Radio Theater production "No Time For Heartaches". Margaret and Barbara Whiting starred as themselves in the situation comedy Those Whiting Girls. The show, produced by Desilu Productions, aired on CBS as a summer replacement series (in place of I Love Lucy) between July, 1955 and September, 1957. Margaret Whiting was a regular guest on variety shows and talk shows throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, including Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town, when the musical series focused on Whiting's hometown of Detroit; The Big Record, The Bob Hope Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Tony Martin Show, The David Frost Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The George Jessel Show, The Guy Mitchell Show, The Jonathan Winters Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Nat King Cole Show, Over Easy, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, The Patti Page Show, The Red Skelton Hour, The Steve Allen Show, The Ford Show Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Texaco Star Theater, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Virginia Graham Show, and The Voice of Firestone.
  • 1945
    Age 20
    In 1945, Whiting began to record under her own name, making such recordings as:
    More Details Hide Details Until the mid-1950s Whiting continued to record for Capitol, but as she ceased to record songs that charted as hits, she switched to Dot Records in 1957 and to Verve Records in 1960. Whiting returned to Capitol in the early 1960s and then signed with London Records in 1966. On London, Whiting landed one last major hit single in 1966, "The Wheel of Hurt", which hit #1 on the Easy Listening singles chart. Her final solo albums were made for Audiophile (1980, 1982, 1985) and DRG Records (1991). Her distinguished conductors and musical arrangers through the years included Buddy Bregman, Frank DeVol, Russell Garcia, Johnny Mandel, Billy May, Marty Paich, Nelson Riddle, Pete Rugolo, and Paul Weston. Whiting co-starred on the 15-minute musical programs The Jack Smith Show and Club Fifteen.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 4
    Margaret Whiting was born in Detroit, but her family moved to Los Angeles in 1929, when she was five years old.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Whiting's first recordings were as featured singer with various orchestras:
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on July 22, 1924.
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