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Jack Whiting

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b. 22 June 1901 Philadelphia, Pa, USA, d. 15 Feb 1961, NEW YORK, NY, USA. On stage from his youngsters, with the 20s Whiting was frequently on Broadway and generally in musicals. His performances in this 10 years consist of Aren’t MOST OF US? and Stepping Rocks (both 1923), Annie Dear (1924), ONCE YOU Smile (1925), Rainbow Rose, The Ramblers (1926), Yes, Yes, Yvette (1927), She’s My Baby and Keep Everything! (both 1928), and Minds Up (1929). Within the 30s he was in America’s Sweetheart (1931, performing Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s ‘I’ve Got Five Dollars’ with Ann Sothern), HAVE A Possibility (1932, where he sang Nacio Plant Dark brown, Richard Whiting and Friend De Sylva’s tunes ‘So Perform I’, ‘Tickled Red’ and ‘I Long To PARTICIPATE IN You’), Phoning All Celebrities (1934, performing Harry Akst and Lew Dark brown’s ‘Considering Out Loud’, ‘If It’s Like’, ‘I Don’t DESIRE TO BE Chief executive’ and ‘I’d PREFER TO Dunk You IN MY OWN Espresso’), Hooray For What! (1937, which starred Ed Wynn), and incredibly Warm For Might (1939, performing Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s ‘In Additional Terms, Seventeen’, ‘Heaven IN MY OWN Hands’ and ‘All In Fun’). Whiting’s 40s displays included Walk With Music and RETAIN Your Hats (both 1940), Defeat The Music group (1942), as well as the Overtons (1945). Within the 50s, Whiting is at the play Springtime Folly (1951), Of Thee I Sing (1952) and Hazel Flagg (1953), where he memorably sang Jule Styne and Bob Hilliard’s ‘Every Road’s A Boulevard In Aged New York’. Also in 1953 he was in A WOMAN Can Inform and the next year he made an appearance within the Golden Apple. Whiting’s film performances within the 30s had been all small jobs and included Best Speed and THE LIFE SPAN FROM THE Party (all 1930), Guys FROM THE Sky (1931), Sailing Along and present Me A Sailor (both 1938). His tv appearances within the 50s consist of minor jobs in crisis series such as for example Studio room One (1955), along with the Joseph Cotten Display: On Trial as well as the Marge And Gower Champ Display (both 1957).

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Died February 15, 1961, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Anna Beth Sully Fairbanks
Music Songs Hector's Song, Seylla and Charybdis, On Your Toes, Helen is Always Willing, Narration #10: The Big Spree, Narration #11, Narration #8, Narration #1, Narration #2, Every Street's a Boulevard in Old New York, The Heroes Come Home, Narration #9, Everybody Loves to Take a Bow, It's Got To Be Love; On Your Toes; The Heart Is Quicker Than The Eye; Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, All Through the Night - Blow Gabriel Blow, In the Ship’s Cell, Narration #4, Circe, Finaletto: The Supreme Court Judges; Here's A Kiss For Cinderella; The Most Beautiful Blossom; Some Girls Can Bake A Pie; Of Thee I Sing, Narration #3, Narration #5, Narration #6, Narration #7, All Through the Night, Be Like the Bluebird, In the Ship's Cell / Be Like the Bluebird, Act II: In The Ship's Cell / Be Like The Bluebird, On Your Toes - On Your Toes, Scylla and Charybdis, I'm Glad I'm Leaving, The Rutland Bounce, There's A Small Hotel
Movies Give Me a Sailor, Sailing Along, The Life of the Party, College Lovers, Top Speed


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#Fact
1 Attended University of Pennsylvania.
2 First professional theatrical performance was in the "Ziegfeld Follies of 1922" in New York City.
3 Married Anna Beth Sully Fairbanks, former wife of Douglas Fairbanks and mother of Douglas Fairbanks Jr..
4 Step-father of Douglas Fairbanks Jr..


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Marge and Gower Champion Show 1957 TV Series Marge's Father
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial 1957 TV Series Hartford
The Alcoa Hour 1955 TV Series J.G.
Studio One in Hollywood 1955 TV Series Tim O'Hara
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1952-1954 TV Series
Give Me a Sailor 1938 Walter Brewster
Sailing Along 1938 Dicky Randall
Theatre Parade 1937 TV Series
Men of the Sky 1931 Jack Ames
The Life of the Party 1930 A.J. Smith
College Lovers 1930 Frank Taylor
Top Speed 1930 Gerald Brooks

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Give Me a Sailor 1938 performer: "What Goes On Here in My Heart"
Sailing Along 1938 performer: "Souvenir of Love", "Your Heart Skips a Beat"
Top Speed 1930 performer: "As Long as I Have You" 1930, "Looking for the Lovelight in the Dark" 1930 - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Round the Film Studios 1937 TV Series narrative script - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Max Liebman Spectaculars 1956 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1954 TV Series Himself
Round the Film Studios 1937 TV Series Himself - Actor
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee 1930 Short Himself

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