Margaret Whiting dies at 86

Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 17:28 PM IST

London: Margaret Whiting has died in the United States at the age of 86.

The wartime sweetheart, whose baby face and dulcet tones propelled her to fame in the 1940s and 1950s died in New Jersey this week, reports the Daily Express.

Her recordings, such as That Old Black Magic and Come Rain Or Come Shine, sold millions and she was still performing in her 70s and 80s.

The popular singer, who was born in Detroit, married four times and is survived by a daughter, Deborah.