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Barbara Whiting

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Barbara Whiting Smith

Source: lifeinlegacy.com

Barbara Whiting Smith (May 19, 1931 – June 9, 2004) was an actress in movies and on radio and television, primarily in the 1940s and 1950s before she gave up her career to be a wife and mother. Born in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of Richard A. Whiting, the composer who wrote classics such as "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Till We Meet Again".

Her movie career began with the 1945 film, Junior Miss, a movie based on her popular radio show by the same name. This was followed by nine other starring roles until she married and retired. On television, she hosted the show Those Whiting Girls on CBS, along with her sister, Margaret Whiting.

Other film credits include: * Centennial Summer (1946) * Home, Sweet Homicide (1946) * Carnival in Costa Rica (1947) * City Across the River (1949) * I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) * Beware, My Lovely (1952) * Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952) * Dangerous When Wet (1953) * Paris Follies of 1956 (1955)

Fact file

  • Born: May 19, 1931
  • Died: June 9, 2004 (Aged 73)
  • Occupation: Actor

Read more about Barbara Whiting at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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