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Margaret Whiting, star of Desilu's "Those Whiting Girls," renowned singer, and half of one of show business's most unusual marriages, has passed away at the age of 86. :(

 

BroadwayWorld.com has just confirmed the sad news that legendary singer Margaret Whiting has passed away at the age of 86.

 

Margaret Whiting, known as the seminal interpreter of American standards throughout her major recording career in the 40's, 50's, and into the 60's continued to perform regularly until just a few years ago.

 

Among the songs she introduced are "That Old Black Magic," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "Moonlight in Vermont." Her father, Richard Whiting, was the composer of numerous popular hits.

 

She appeared on stage in Dream in 1997, and in Taking My Turn and Do it Again! in the 1970s.

 

She was married 4 times, including to Hubbell Robinson Jr. (a writer, producer and TV executive), pianist Lou Busch, Panavision founder John Richard Moore and to adult fo;, star Jack Wrangler, to whom she was married from 1994 to his death in April of 2009.

 

About her passing, close friend, and attorney Mark Sendroff told BroadwayWorld.com that "Margaret was one of a kind--Hollywood royalty, being the daughter of songwriter Richard Whiting (whose hits included "Hooray For Hollywood", "Ain't She Sweet" and "On the Good Ship Lolli-Pop"), God-Daughter of legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer, initial artist on Capitol Records, where she introduced a string of hits (including "Moonlight in Vermont", "My Ideal" and "That Old Black Magic"), co-star of the concert evening titled "FOUR GIRLS FOUR", which toured for 18 or so years and loving wife to the writer, director and famous adult film actor, the late Jack Wrangler. She loved living in Manhattan and was out on the town most nights, either performing or attending and supporting numerous performers working in every conceivable venue. She will be missed personally and professionally by fans and friends around the world. It was my privilege to know and sometimes represent her."

 

 

 

Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Margaret_Whiting_Passes_Away_at_86_20110111#ixzz1AkjmrR1k

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Margaret_Whiting_Passes_Away_at_86_20110111[/i]"]Link

 

Here's a clip (in great quality!) of Margaret on "Those Whiting Girls" also featuring Barbara Whiting and the always welcome presence of Mabel Albertson as Mother Whiting.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyP8dIkXegc

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Aww. :( I'll put up a memorial with the TV guide cover she appeared on with Lucy and Desi when I get home tonight.

 

and half of one of show business's most unusual marriages

 

I'd say! :lucyshock: LOL It's weird. I looked her up just yesterday to see if she was still alive after seeing a photo of Oliver Stone and his mother. I initially thought the woman in the picture was Margaret.

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Margaret Whiting, star of Desilu's "Those Whiting Girls," renowned singer, and half of one of show business's most unusual marriages, has passed away at the age of 86. :(

 

BroadwayWorld.com has just confirmed the sad news that legendary singer Margaret Whiting has passed away at the age of 86.

 

Margaret Whiting, known as the seminal interpreter of American standards throughout her major recording career in the 40's, 50's, and into the 60's continued to perform regularly until just a few years ago.

 

Among the songs she introduced are "That Old Black Magic," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "Moonlight in Vermont." Her father, Richard Whiting, was the composer of numerous popular hits.

 

She appeared on stage in Dream in 1997, and in Taking My Turn and Do it Again! in the 1970s.

 

She was married 4 times, including to Hubbell Robinson Jr. (a writer, producer and TV executive), pianist Lou Busch, Panavision founder John Richard Moore and to adult fo;, star Jack Wrangler, to whom she was married from 1994 to his death in April of 2009.

 

About her passing, close friend, and attorney Mark Sendroff told BroadwayWorld.com that "Margaret was one of a kind--Hollywood royalty, being the daughter of songwriter Richard Whiting (whose hits included "Hooray For Hollywood", "Ain't She Sweet" and "On the Good Ship Lolli-Pop"), God-Daughter of legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer, initial artist on Capitol Records, where she introduced a string of hits (including "Moonlight in Vermont", "My Ideal" and "That Old Black Magic"), co-star of the concert evening titled "FOUR GIRLS FOUR", which toured for 18 or so years and loving wife to the writer, director and famous adult film actor, the late Jack Wrangler. She loved living in Manhattan and was out on the town most nights, either performing or attending and supporting numerous performers working in every conceivable venue. She will be missed personally and professionally by fans and friends around the world. It was my privilege to know and sometimes represent her."

 

 

 

Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Margaret_Whiting_Passes_Away_at_86_20110111#ixzz1AkjmrR1k

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Margaret_Whiting_Passes_Away_at_86_20110111[/i]"]Link

 

Here's a clip (in great quality!) of Margaret on "Those Whiting Girls" also featuring Barbara Whiting and the always welcome presence of Mabel Albertson as Mother Whiting.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyP8dIkXegc

Ah yes, she was the one i told you all about who had married that former porn star who was bi sexual, they made a documentary film about him and we got to see HER, bigger than life legend, working with the other girls like Rose Marie, great talent and a Lucy connection to boot! One of her hubbies was Hubbell Robinson, a tv executive, where do i know that name from Harry?

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Ah yes, she was the one i told you all about who had married that former porn star who was bi sexual, they made a documentary film about him and we got to see HER, bigger than life legend, working with the other girls like Rose Marie, great talent and a Lucy connection to boot! One of her hubbies was Hubbell Robinson, a tv executive, where do i know that name from Harry?

 

Hubbell Robinson was a CBS excutive who Gale played in the special "Stars in the Eye" that Lucy, Desi, Viv, and Bill appeared in.

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adult film star Jack Wrangler, to whom she was married from 1994 to his death in April of 2009.

 

 

 

:lucyshock::gasp: He was a very nice looking man. So I'm told! :P

 

Quote Wiki: In 1998, Wrangler and Whiting filed a multi-million dollar suit against the city of New York when she broke her hip after tripping over loose pavement. The media quickly pounced on the fact that their suit cited loss of sexual relations as one of the damages incurred from the accident.Indeed...!

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Mabel Albertson as Mother Whiting.

 

 

Mable Albertson played Mother EVERYTHING!! :lucythrill:

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