Richard A. Whiting’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

November 12, 1891

Death Date

Feb 10, 1938

Age of Death

46 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Beverly Hills, California, United States



The composer Richard A. Whiting died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Composer of popular standards like Hooray for Hollywood, On the Good Ship Lollipop, and Ain’t We Got Fun?.

He went to the Harvard Military School in Los Angeles.

He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song for his song When Did You Leave Heaven from the 1936 film Sing, Baby Sing.

His daughters are actresses Margaret Whiting and Barbara Whiting Smith.

He won much acclaim for his musical contributions to the film Sing, Baby Sing, which starred actress Alice Faye.