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
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. All-around entertainer,
star of radio, stage, tv and film, she was known for her vocal clarity, lyrical
style and mellow tone.
her more than 500 songs and dozen gold records,
the hits she's most identified with include:
That Old Black Magic, Moonlight
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.
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.
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