Singer Margaret Whiting, who collaborated with lyricist Johnny Mercer and performed classic standards like "Moonlight in Vermont," died Monday. Fresh Air remembers Whiting with highlights from a 1988 interview, where she explained how Mercer taught her to read a lyric.
Singer Margaret Whiting is the voice behind such jazz hits as "That Old Black Magic" and "Moonlight in Vermont." he daughter of songwriter Richard Whiting, Margaret Whiting grew up around musical talents like Johnny Mercer, Gus Kahn and Jerome Kern. Whiting has also appeared in Broadway musicals like Gypsy, Pal Joey and Call Me Madam. In 1994, Whiting married adult film icon Jack Wrangler.