Wednesday, 22 July 2009

"Only round the edges, dear!"

"I’m not bisexual and I’m not straight. I’m gay, but I could never live a gay lifestyle because I’m much too competitive. When I was with a guy I would always want to be better than him: what we were accomplishing, what we were wearing - anything. With a woman you compete like crazy, but coming from different points of view, and as far as I’m concerned, that was doable." - Jack Wrangler

As we wish a very happy 85th birthday to the lovely singer Margaret Whiting, it is worth reflecting upon her rather unconventional life and marriage.

For, bizarrely, after a long career of chart hits and numerous appearances on stage, variety shows and TV, the seventy-year-old Miss Whiting surprised everyone when she got married for the fourth time in 1994 to a gay porn star Jack Wrangler, twenty years her junior!

Despite this strange and unlikely coupling, the pair evidently loved each other, and stayed together until Mr Wrangler's death in April this year. Allegedly, when he said publicly "But I'm gay!" Miss Whiting replied, "Only around the edges, dear."

Remarkable, really. To celebrate, here's a sample of the talents of Margaret Whiting...

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