Margaret Whiting

American recording artist; singer
Margaret Whiting, between 1946 and 1948

Margaret Whiting (July 21, 1924 - January 10, 2011) was a US pop music singer. She recorded more than 700 songs, and sold millions of records.[1]

Whiting was born in Detroit in 1924 into a musical family. Her father, Dick Whiting, was a song writer, and her mother, Eleanor Whiting, managed several performers. She began her recording career while she was still a teenager. Her father had worked with Johnny Mercer, and Mercer wrote songs and recorded with Whiting. Their duet, Baby It's Cold Outside, was huge hit.


  1. Heckman, Don (January 13, 2011). "Margaret Whiting dies at 86". Retrieved January 14, 2013.