Joan Whitney Kramer (June 26, 1914 – July 12, 1990) was an American singer and songwriter.
Kramer was born Zoe Parenteau in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her early music training came while singing in the choir in her church. She attended Finch College in New York City.
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In 1934, while playing a showgirl in The Great Waltz on Broadway, she took the stage name Joan Whitney. She studied voice under Alex Kramer, who later collaborated with her on a number of songs including "Candy" and "Far Away Places". Kramer and Whitney married and had a son, Doren, while living in Forest Hills, New York.
Joan Whitney died on July 12, 1990 in Westport, Connecticut, aged 76, from Alzheimer's disease.
with Alex Kramer
- "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens" (1946)
- "Behave Yourself"
- "Deep as the River" (recorded by Harry Belafonte in 1949)
- "Far Away Places" (1948)
- "High on a Windy Hill" (1940)
- "Love Somebody" (1947)
- "Money Is the Root of All Evil" (1945)
- "No Man Is an Island"
with Mack David and Alex Kramer
with Hy Zaret and Alex Kramer