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Richard Armstrong Whiting (Composer)

Born: 12th November 1891, Peoria, Illinois, United States

Died: 19th February 1938, Beverly Hills, California, United States

Nationality: American

Richard Armstrong Whiting 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".

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.