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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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Whitney_Kramer