Richard A. Whiting

Born 12 November 1891. Died 10 February 1938.

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Richard Armstrong Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 10, 1938) 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 was nominated for an Academy Award for best original song in 1936 for "When Did You Leave Heaven" from the movie Sing, Baby Sing.

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