to Margaret Eleanor Whiting's website. Maggie, as she was known to friends, was born on July 22, 1924 in Detroit to Eleanor Youngblood Whiting and songwriter Richard Armstrong Whiting, whose compositions include Hooray for Hollywood, Ain't We Got Fun, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Till We Meet Again, Beyond the Blue Horizon, and Too Marvelous for Words.

Recognized as one of the top selling vocalists (male or female) of the post-war era, Margaret had a long, acclaimed career which spanned seven decades (check out her discography for more on her recording career). All-around entertainer, star of radio, stage, tv and film, she was known for her vocal clarity, lyrical style and mellow tone.

Of her more than 500 songs and dozen gold records, the hits she's most identified with include: That Old Black MagicMoonlight in Vermont, It Might as Well Be Spring, Come Rain or Come Shine, A Tree in the Meadow, Now Is the Hour, Far Away Places, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Slippin' Around, and Wheel of Hurt.

Margaret devoted her life to keeping the Great American Songbook in the public ear, preserving the legacy of Johnny Mercer, mentoring up-and-coming singers, and supporting the cabaret world in New York City.

Margaret passed away on January 10, 2011, but her life's work is very much alive and flourishing, just as this website will be. Please check back often as new items will continually be added.