Richard Armstrong Whiting

Richard Armstrong Whiting 樂譜

  • 出生日期: 12th 十一月 1891
  • 卒於: 10th 二月 1938
  • 出生地: USA

Richard Armstrong Whiting was an American composer ofpopular songs including the standards "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?" and "On the Good Ship Lollipop". (He also wrote lyrics occasionally, most notably for the standard "She's Funny That Way", for which he did not write the music.) He was born in Peoria, Illinois to a musical family. His father, Frank Whiting, was a real estate agent and gifted violinist and his mother Blossom was a piano teacher, together they instilled a love of music and worked towards nurturing his natural gift of piano playing. He attended the Harvard Military School in Los Angeles. Upon his graduation, Whiting started a vaudeville act with his college friend Marshall Neilan, together they briefly toured the U.S. writing songs, singing, and playing the piano.