Richard A. Whiting

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Richard Armstrong Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 19, 1938)[1] was an American composer of popular songs, including the standards "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?" and "On the Good Ship Lollipop". He also wrote lyrics occasionally, and film scores most notably for the standard "She's Funny That Way".

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Richard A. Whiting
Whiting c. mid-1930s
Whiting c. mid-1930s
Background information
Birth nameRichard Armstrong Whiting
Born(1891-11-12)November 12, 1891
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
DiedFebruary 19, 1938(1938-02-19) (aged 46)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter
Years active1910–1938

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936 for "When Did You Leave Heaven" from the movie Sing, Baby Sing.