Friday, July 22, 2011

The truth about Margaret (we think)

Ever in pursuit of musical knowledge -- and fully aware it has been days since our last post -- we throttle up to 78 rpms today to take a wistful look at a golden voice of yesteryear.

Things we DID know about Margaret Whiting, who was born on this day in 1924:

-- She was a popular singer in the Forties and Fifties who covered many of the standards, like "Moonlight in Vermont," "It Might as Well Be Spring" and "Time After Time."
-- Her father was a composer.
-- My oldest sister was not named after her.

Things we DIDN'T know about Margaret Whiting:

-- She passed away in January of natural causes.
-- She and her sister were in a situation comedy that was a summer replacement for I Love Lucy.
-- Her fourth and final marriage was to gay porn star Jack Wrangler.

Hey, these are wikifacts.  Now here's a video of our birthday girl:

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