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Joan Whitney

born on 26/6/1914 in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

died on 12/7/1990 in Westport, CT, United States

Joan Whitney Kramer

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Joan Whitney Kramer (June 26, 1914 July 12, 1990) was an American singer and songwriter.

She was born as Zoe Parenteau in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Finch College in New York City. In 1934, while playing a showgirl in The Great Waltz on Broadway, she took the stage name Joan Whitney. She studied voice under Alex Kramer, who later collaborated with her on a number of songs including "Candy" and "Far Away Places". Kramer and Whitney married and had a son.


Joan Whitney died on July 12, 1990 in Westport, Connecticut, aged 76, from Alzheimer's disease.

Songs written

with Alex Kramer

  • "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens" (1946)
  • "Behave Yourself"
  • "Deep as the River" (recorded by Harry Belafonte in 1949)
  • "Far Away Places" (1948)
  • "High on a Windy Hill" (1940)
  • "Love Somebody" (1947)
  • "Money Is the Root of All Evil" (1945)
  • "No Man Is an Island"

with Mack David and Alex Kramer

  • "Candy" (1944)
  • "It's Love, Love, Love" (1943)

with Hy Zaret and Alex Kramer

  • "My Sister and I" (1941)

External links

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