Singer Margaret Whiting Passes
January 13, 2011 at 9:23 AM (PT)
MARGARET WHITING, a singer who sold millions of records herself in the 1940s and 1950’s has passed away at her home in ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY. She was 86. The daughter of songwriter RICHARD WHITING, her hits included "Moonlight in Vermont" and "It Might as Well Be Spring.”
WHITING was an ‘honorary’ member of the GRAND OLE OPRY, as CAPITOL RECORDS paired her up with singing cowboy JIMMY WAKELY for Country hits such as 1949’s “I’ll Never Slip Around Again,” and “Broken-Down Merry-Go-Round.”
She also starred in a network TV ‘sit-com,’ in the 1950’s called “THOSE WHITING GIRLS."