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Richard A. Whiting (1891–1938)

Richard A. Whiting was born in Peoria Illinois to a very musical family. After attending Harvard Military Academy Whiting went on to have a long song writing career. In the teens and early 20's Whiting wrote such hits as "Ain't We Got Fun?," "Till We Meet Again," "The Japanese Sandman," "Sleepy Time Gal," and "She's Funny That Way." Whiting's ... See full bio »

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Rain Man Soundtrack
Beginners Soundtrack
A Good Year Soundtrack


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 1937 Varsity Show (music and lyrics by - as Dck Whiting)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing (music and lyrics by)
 1935 Coronado (music and lyrics by)
 1935 Here Comes Cookie (music: songs - as Richard Whiting)
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Bright Eyes (music)
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood (music by)
 1934 Charlie Chan in London (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Adorable (additional music and lyrics by)
 1932 One Hour with You (composer: interpolated music)
 1931 Rich Man's Folly (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Le petit café (music: songs)
 1930 Playboy of Paris (music by)
 1930 Monte Carlo (music and lyrics by)
 1930 Safety in Numbers (lyrics and music by)
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Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Alternate Names:

Dck Whiting | Richard Whiting


Eleanor Whiting  (his death)  (2 children)

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While working at Jerome Remick Publishing, he discovered George Gershwin. The two remained best friends until Gershwin's death in 1937. See more »



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