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Also Known As: Died: January 10, 2011
Born: July 22, 1924 Cause of Death: Natural causes
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...


Actress-musician Margaret Whiting made a splash in Hollywood both on and off-screen. Early on, Whiting mostly landed roles in various films, including the Dirk Bogarde dramatic adaptation "The Password Is Courage" (1962), "Mr. Quilp" (1975) with Anthony Newley and the Patrick Wayne adventure "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger" (1977). She also appeared in the musical "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1978) with Peter Frampton. She appeared in a number of television specials, including "The Bob Hope Show (01/09/55)" (1954-55) and "Big Band Cavalcade" (1974-75). She worked in series television while getting her start in acting, including a part on "The Strauss Family" (1972-73). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Secret Garden" (1987-88). She appeared in a number of television specials, including "Jukebox Saturday Night II" (1989-1990), "The Great Love Songs" (1994-95) and "Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow" (1996-97). Whiting also created music for the dramatic adventure "The Right Stuff" (1983) with Sam Shepard and "Bugsy" (1991). Whiting took on film roles in more recent years, appearing in the Annette Crosbie dramatic adaptation "Langrishe, Go Down" (2002), the documentary "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" (2008) with Amy Albany and "Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon" (2008). Additionally, she appeared on the television special "The Songs of Johnny Mercer -- Too Marvelous For Words" (1996-97). Whiting also contributed music to "Elegy" (2008) and the Meryl Streep romantic comedy "Julie & Julia" (2009). Whiting last provided music for "Low Down" (2014) with John Hawkes. Margaret Whiting passed away in January 2011 at the age of 87.

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