George A. Whiting

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This article is on the American vaudeville performer and popular lyricist. For the classical composer and organist, see George Whiting.
George A. Whiting
Birth nameGeorge A. Whiting
Born(1884-08-16)August 16, 1884
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
DiedDecember 18, 1943(1943-12-18) (aged 59)
New York, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, Lyricist
Years active1909–1936
Associated actsSadie Burt[1]
Walter Donaldson

George A. Whiting was a vaudeville song and dance man, and also a writer of lyrics for popular songs during the vaudeville era. He toured with singer Sadie Burt,[1] whom he later married and had 3 daughters with. His best-known work is "My Blue Heaven", with music by Walter Donaldson. Whiting was born in Chicago August 16, 1884 and died in New York City on December 18, 1943.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A vaudeville singer with whom Whiting frequently performed. See, for example, Comments on Whiting and Burt upcoming performance Archived 2012-02-29 at the Wayback Machine., Canadian Jewish Review, December 26, 1924, p. 34; www.multiculturalcanada.ca. See also Alfonso Iannelli poster featuring George Whiting and Sadie Burt; www.lynnbecker.com; see also Alfonso Iannelli.
  2. ^ Birth and Death particulars, plus Soundtrack Filmography; www.imdb.com.